Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research (SOAR) Fellowship

Boston University Medical Center
Date Posted: January 30, 2019

FellowshipThe Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center is delighted to announce the creation of a SOAR Fellowship, beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year. Qualifications: –MD (or equivalent) –PGY-2 or above in a US general surgery residency –Commitment from candidate's residency program for at least 1 year of full-time dedicated research REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: SOAR Fellowship 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEARApplication Due Date: Funding Announcements: February 15, 2019 March 15, 2019 The SOAR fellowship will support the successful applicant's salary and benefits at the research PGY2 T32 (ARHQ) level, and will also include a small stipend for research and meeting expenses. Awards are not transferable to any other institution; sub-awards are not allowed. SOAR Fellowships are not intended to supplement existing funded awards. The successful candidate will have a dual mentoring relationship in the Department of Surgery at BUSM/BMC; a clinical (content mentor); and the Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research Director (methods mentor). The candidate will have access to BUSM, BUSPH, and CTSI resources in addition to in-house biostatistical mentoring and support. It is anticipated that the SOAR Fellow will undergo longitudinal didactic training under the aegis of the BUSM/BMC combined T32 inter-departmental T32 and T32-equivalent training programs.

How To Apply

All applications must include: –A statement of interest (one page maximum) discussing the applicant's background, research experience, clinical interests, and goals for research year(s) and in his/her career. If particular mentor(s) at BUSM/BMC is desired, please specify. –A curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch.A letter of support from the candidate's program director and/or Chair, stating support that the candidate is a resident in good standing and that the resident will be free of clinical or other departmental obligations during the 2019-2020 research year. –Two additional letters of support. Brief letters and/or scanned emails are acceptable. –Other supporting documentation (optional, not to exceed three pages) may be included if relevant to theapplication.Interested individuals must apply for the position on the BMC website. Applications should also be submitted via email to Sing Chau Ng, MS ( as a single PDF by 5 PM on February 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a Scientific Review Committee comprising faculty with relevant expertise. Questions related to this RFP should be directed to Sing Chau Ng who will direct them to the Committee.

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