T32 training programs provide funded, structured, and mentored time for aspiring M.D. and Ph.D. scientists to focus on inquiry into some of the most important and timely issues in the field.
The Section of General Surgery offers the following T32-funded programs:
Obesity Surgery Scientist Training Program
This 2-year program offers tracks in basic mechanistic science and in outcomes and health series research in obesity science. Trainees’ learning is complemented by a curriculum of courses and seminars in health systems, economics, policy, and clinical and health services research methods.
Surgical Oncology Research Training Program
The Surgical Oncology Research Training Program offers postdoctoral candidates who have completed the M.D. an opportunity to spend 2 years focusing on investigation. Trainees are matched with a mentor working in an area of interest in oncology, with additional didactic training in tumor biology and fundamentals in surgery research.
Health Services Research Training Program
This program provides an academic foundation for future independent investigators in health services research. Trainees will be immersed immediately in a research project, supported by an established team, and given the tools and knowledge they need to make meaningful contributions.