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The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is offering a two-year fellowship in surgical outcomes and health services research. One position per year is available for a surgical resident who has completed at least two years of clinical training. Applications are being accepted now for the start date of July 1, 2015.

The goal of the program is to help prepare a surgical resident for a career in academic vascular or general surgery with a focus in health services research. The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct research in a wide range of areas, including national healthcare policy, surgical quality, comparative effectiveness, and patient safety, using a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. The fellow will contribute to several major projects currently underway utilizing large datasets including Medicare, SEER-Medicare, and the ACS NSQIP. The focus of the research will be in vascular surgery, general surgery, and subspecialties such as surgical oncology.

The fellow will be directly mentored by K. Craig Kent, MD Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and will also have the opportunity to work with other experienced investigators, including Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH. Department of Surgery programmers, biostatisticians, and other research staff will provide invaluable support.

The two-year fellowship program includes the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation, Population Health Science, or Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The fellow will also participate in educational activities in the Division General Surgery and Division of Vascular Surgery.

The program is based in Madison, Wisconsin. The fellow will receive a salary in line with his or her postgraduate year level, and will also receive financial support for travel and expenses related to attending national conferences.

For more information, or to apply, please contact:
Kristi Herritz
Email: herritz@surgery.wisc.edu
Tel: (608) 263-2434

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