Health Services Research Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery


UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Date Posted: April 29, 2022

More information and recent publications available on our website: The UCLA endocrine surgery research fellowship is a one or two-year (depending on availability of research funds), full-time research experience for general surgery residents who are currently enrolled in an ACGME-approved residency program. Start dates are flexible. 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, cost-effectiveness analyses), statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, scientific presentation. Mentoring and Support 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. Academic conferences 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. Funding We encourage applicants to apply for external funding prior to the start of the fellowship and will provide mentorship for this process. Internal funding may also be available on a competitive basis. Salary will be commiserate with PGY level. Research Team Faculty Members Dr. Michael Yeh Dr. Masha Livhits Dr. Kyle Zanocco Dr. James Wu Dr. Angela Leung Dr. Melissa Lechner Number of Positions One per academic year Research Fellowship Alumni Max Schumm – Completing general surgery residency at UCLA Catherine Zhu – Completing general surgery residency at UCLA Eric Kuo – Endocrine Surgery Fellow at Columbia 2021 James Wu – Endocrine Surgeon at UCLA Lilah Morris – Endocrine Surgeon at University of Arizona

How To Apply

How to Apply To apply, please send an email to James Wu with the following: • Cover letter • Updated curriculum vitae • Letter of support from current program director Contact James Wu UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Surgery CHS 72-128 10833 Le Conte Ave Los Angeles, CA 90095

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