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Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence Program

July 1–August 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022

In collaboration with the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM), American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), and Western Trauma Association (WTA), the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) is offering a fully funded two-year onsite fellowship in firearm injury prevention research. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to provide a mentored research experience to support the career development of surgical investigators interested in injury prevention research and health policy.

The Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence program is a unique opportunity that allows the surgical resident or fellow to gain firsthand experience in firearm injury prevention research, advocacy and health policy. The Clinical Scholar will be engaged in ongoing firearm injury prevention research and initiatives within the ACS COT, which includes working with large databases, including the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP), and validation of best practices. The Scholar will work on projects with the Injury Prevention and Control Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma and also have the opportunity to engage with ACS efforts in health policy and advocacy. The ACS Trauma Quality program and analytic staff will be available as resources to the Clinical Scholar and the Scholar will meet regularly with a mentorship team.

As part of the program, the Scholar will complete a Master of Science degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in one of the following disciplines of their choosing: clinical investigation, health services and outcomes research, or healthcare quality and patient safety. The Scholar will also be able to continue their surgical education through Northwestern University’s department of surgery by attending weekly conferences and grand rounds, and have opportunities to practice surgical skills in the training lab or through clinical moonlighting. The Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence Fellowship includes tuition and salary support.

This program is open to applicants who have completed a minimum of 2 years of general surgical residency or have finished surgical residency. The applicant must be an Associate member of the American College of Surgeons and in good standing with the College. As the Clinical Scholars work closely with the ACS staff and need to complete coursework, it is required that the Clinical Scholar reside in Chicago for the duration of the fellowship.

Program Milestones

Application deadline: December 15, 2019

Notification of appointment: February 3, 2020

Fellowship start date: July 1–August 1, 2020 (flexible)

Program Information

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