General Surgery Resident Research Sabbaticals

Dr. Michael Lowe with research sabbatical residents

Surgical oncologist Dr. Michael Lowe (center) is the director of extramural studies for Emory's general surgery residency.

The general surgery residency program of the Department of Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine offers various opportunities for acquiring dedicated research time, such as working in one of our highly productive laboratories, assisting faculty with outcomes research, or working in any one of our numerous clinical research programs.

Emory Surgery prides itself on considering and supporting any academic endeavor, whether it be traditional research, clinical and outcomes research, or pursuit of advanced degrees, provided the resident has a reliable mentor and well-considered objective.

While research sabbaticals are not an absolute requirement of our residency program, we believe that all residents should aspire toward some original contribution to the literature during their time at Emory, and that dexterity in research is vital for an academic surgery career, can facilitate adept decision making in clinical practice, and provides valuable skills regardless of the resident's ultimate career path. Research is also a component of our numerous fellowship programs.

General surgery residents on sabbatical receive a stipend and fringe benefits from Emory Surgery. Subsequent years are typically funded by the principal investigator.

Please see the Research Sabbatical Links in the upper right column for additional information about the various components of the program.