Endocrine Surgery Research Fellow
The UCLA endocrine surgery research fellowship is a two-year, full-time research experience for general surgery residents who are currently enrolled in an ACGME-approved residency program.
Research fellows will participate in health services and clinical/translational research. Our research fellows gain expertise in:
• Grant writing
• Study design (Clinical trials, Database studies, Retrospective studies)
• Statistical analysis
• Manuscript preparation
• Scientific presentation
Our research group includes 4 endocrine surgery faculty and 2 endocrinology faculty who will provide mentoring to the research fellow. Research fellows will also be supported by our two biostatisticians and medical students. Fellows will have many opportunities to collaborate with faculty in endocrinology, pathology, and radiology. Trainees will become familiar with all facets of endocrine surgery through participation in weekly research conferences, multidisciplinary endocrine tumor board, and endocrine pathology conference.
Our research team regularly attends the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons annual meeting in the Spring and the American Thyroid Association annual meeting in the Fall. Other meetings we attend include the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association annual meeting, and local/regional meetings. The Section of Endocrine Surgery will fund all travel expenses for two meetings per year for the research fellow.
Candidates are encouraged to apply for external funding prior to the start of the fellowship. We will provide mentorship for this process. Internal funding is available on a competitive basis.
Research Team Faculty Members
Dr. Michael Yeh
Dr. Masha Livhits
Dr. Kyle Zanocco
Dr. James Wu
Dr. Angela Leung
Dr. Melissa Lechner
Length of Program
2 years, beginning in July 1 of each year.
Candidates must be general surgery residents actively enrolled in an ACGME-approved residency program, who have completed 2-3 years of clinical training before the start date of the research fellowship.
Number of Positions
One per academic year
How To Apply
Access the online application: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PTBvQ4FTXZnYto
Alternatively, submit cover letter and updated curriculum vitae, along with three professional references, to James Wu at JamesWu@mednet.ucla.edu
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