Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award

The Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award will be made annually to up to three medical students who have completed at least 2 years of medical school who plan to enter a surgical residency, and who are considered by their faculty, residents, fellows, or their peers (other medical students) to demonstrate a passion, enthusiasm, and talent for surgery education research. The successful candidate for this award should have the following qualities:

  • Enthusiasm for surgery and surgery education research as demonstrated by a leadership role in a course or group related to surgery and surgery education.
  • Role in at least one peer-reviewed surgery education manuscript or curricular project
  • Demonstrates the professional characteristics of a future surgery education researcher

Required Documents

Documentation of teaching excellence must be provided, which may include but is not limited to:

  1. Letter from your Dean’s office or Surgery Clerkship Director indicating that you are actively enrolled in medical school and in good standing with all of your medical school’s requirements.
  2. CV: including education or teaching awards; documentation of education-related activities e.g. lectures, programs, presentations, curricula, innovations for teaching or assessment, and education related research.
  3. Personal statement indicating commitment to education and education research.
  4. Three letters of nomination:
    1. One letter must be from a faculty member
    2. One letter from a resident physician, surgery educator, or any other member of a healthcare team
    3. One letter from a peer or learner.

Click HERE to apply for the Promising Medical Student Surgery Education Research Award