Resident Academic Development Time

Surgical Research is committed to the training of residents and fellows. Principal investigators in Surgical Research provide opportunities to resident and fellows, many of whom are now independent investigators conducting research in their respective fields both in the US and abroad.

Surgical residents interested in an academic career are encouraged to apply for a one to two year leave of absence from the clinical residency. During the Academic Development Time (ADT), the trainee pursues an approved series of activities intended to enhance their future academic career. Residents have pursued basic or clinical research, at BU and elsewhere, as well as additional advanced training opportunities. Typically two to three residents in each categorical class avail themselves of this optional experience.

Clinical research is also available to residents during the clinical years of training. Most residents have participated in at least one paper being published in a peer-reviewed journal by the time of graduation and award-winning presentations have been given by numerous residents.