Resident Academic Development Time
The Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) / Boston Medical Center (BMC) General Surgery Residency Program provides residents with a wide range of opportunities to pursue various research interests. Residents participate in research while in clinical training and are able to pursue dedicated research time after their second or third year. Research can be in any number of fields including basic science/translational research, clinical outcomes, quality improvement, surgical education, innovation/device development and global health.
On average, three residents per class pursue dedicated research time, most often for two years. During this academic development time, the trainee pursues an approved series of activities intended to enhance their future academic career. Our residents have pursued post-doctoral research fellowships both within Boston University Medical Campus & Boston Medical Center, but we also allow residents to pursue interests outside our institution. Many of our residents have been awarded T-32 training grants among other funding resources. There are ample opportunities for research residents to take advantage of course work in epidemiology, statistics and public health with some residents pursuing degree programs at the Boston University School of Public Health right here on campus. Please click here to see the list of our current residents in research.
We are very proud of the work that our research residents have done in the past several years on a wide range of topics. Please click here to see the list of our past research fellows.
The BUSM Department of Surgery also offers post-doctoral research fellowships to residents from other programs, both through our Surgical Outcomes Analysis Research (SOAR) Initiative and Boston Trauma Institute (BTI). Researchers in the SOAR lab work on a wide range of outcomes research using national, regional and local databases as well as institutional data with a focus on inequalities in the access, care and outcomes of surgical patients. The Boston Trauma Institute examines how social determinants of health – education, neighborhood, employment, social support networks and access to health care – impact victims of violence and translates this information to develop and implement institutional initiatives.