ECMO/Pediatric Surgery Clinical Research Fellowship: Goals, Expectations, Details

Goals and Expectations

  • Exposure to high quality clinical outcomes research.

  • Option to obtain a Master's of Science in Clinical Research degree (MSCR), pending acceptance into the program and funding.

  • Demonstrate proficiency with study design, execution, and presentation.

  • Proficiency with navigating the peer-review process, both in terms of critical appraisal of literature as well as through writing and submission of original scientific articles.  


  • Options for either 12 or 24 month experiences.

  • Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria.

  • Completion of a minimum of three years of general surgery residency training.


  • None

Research Responsibilities

  • Completion of ~1 project/manuscript monthly.

  • Presentation of original research at institutional, regional, and national meetings.

  • Maintain research project log.

  • Organize visiting lectureship annually with associated research symposium.

  • Mentor and collaborate with students and residents.

Clinical/Patient Care Responsibilities

  • Night call coverage once/week, one weekend/month.

  • Morning rounds with the team following call night.

  • Operative volume and complexity will be gradually increased to a level commensurate with the trainee's abilities.

Didactic Teaching Conferences

  • Monthly research meetings.

  • Annual Division of Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds.

  • Possible Department of Surgery Grand Rounds.

  • Option to attend weekly educational conferences as a fellow level participant.

Supervision and Evaluation

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