There is an opportunity for full-time research with the 3rd year of training. Early in the academic year a Research Retreat is held to help residents understand their research objectives. An annual Residents’ Research Day is held during which work is presented by all postgraduate trainees. An opportunity is available to spend a year or more to obtain a Master’s degree.

The Division of General Surgery recently opened a new wing of experimental general surgery labs at University Hospital, providing more opportunities for future general surgeons and scientists to collaborate and advance research efforts. This also provides residents with the opportunity to obtain a Master’s of Science degree through the Department of Surgery Master’s Program.

The Master of Science Program is tailored to the unique needs of surgical trainees; providing an intensive research experience and a solid foundation for success as an academic surgeon.