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American College of Surgeons Research Opportunities for Surgeon Scientists

Research Courses

Develop your acumen as a surgeon scientist through educational offerings offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care. We currently offer a Clinical Trials Methods Course and Health Services Research Methods Course. Each course offers participants continuing medical education and is offered biennially.

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ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence

Through our Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, the College is offering a two-year onsite fellowship in surgical outcomes research, health services research, and health care policy.

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Through our Division of Member Services, the ACS currently offers a wealth of surgical research and travel scholarships and fellowships. These programs offer intriguing opportunities for you to sharpen your skills in surgical research and other important disciplines.

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Surgeon Scientist: Dr. Karl Bilimoria

Surgeons Scientists – Karl Bilimoria, MD, MHS, FACS

Are you interested in doing research? Karl Bilimoria, MD, FACS, discusses, among other things, how surgery and research are equally exciting in their own way, and why surgeons—as natural problem solvers—should incorporate research into their professional lives.

Surgeon Scientist: Dr. Timothy Billiar

Surgeons Scientists – Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, FACS, George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, department of surgery, University of Pittsburgh, speaks about his longstanding interest in trauma and discusses similarities and differences between performing operations and conducting research.

Surgeon Scientist: Dr. Caprice Greenberg

Surgeons Scientists – Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS

Do you have a passion for research? In this video interview, Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS, discusses how she first became interested in research before she was a medical student, and provides an overview of her various research interests today. She currently serves as the Morgridge Distinguished Chair of Health Services Research at the University of Wisconsin.

Surgeon Scientist: Dr. Matthew Katz

Surgeons Scientists – Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS

Pancreatic surgeon Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, explains why he thinks surgeons should integrate research into their careers.

Surgeon Scientist: Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf

Surgeons Scientists – Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Elizabeth Mittendorf from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, discusses her opportunity to follow through on a breast cancer clinical trial, why she enjoys the variety of being a surgeon-scientist, and what she believes are important qualities in a mentor.