With more than 1,000 residents across MedStar Health, MHRI is always striving to put research opportunities into the hands of this talented group.
One way we’re able to accomplish this is through partnerships such as the newly launched MedStar Surgical Resident Research Program (SRRP), sponsored jointly by MHRI, the MedStar-Georgetown Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and MedStar Health Academic Affairs.
The goal of this one-year program is to support the development of MedStar surgical residents in the MedStar Washington region pursuing careers focused on clinical, translational and medical education research in academic surgery. In particular, it serves to support the development of strong faculty/resident mentoring around academic research during the clinical years of surgical residency.
Surgery residents who seek to become independent, extramurally-supported clinical investigators should apply. We’re also asking residents to choose a faculty member to serve as their mentor.
These types of programs support the clinical research community and the graduate medical education community, thereby integrating research and academics in a real world clinical setting. This is what makes us an academic healthcare system and allows MedStar to look towards the future of clinical research through innovation.
Applications for the program are due April 1st, 2016. To learn more, please visit the SRRP webpage. To learn more about MHRI support for residents and fellows, please visit our resident research support webpage.