What is Surgical Health Services Research?
Surgical health services research is the study of the impact of surgery on patients and health care systems. The goals of this research are to improve the quality of surgical care through education and inform health policy on a local and national level. Key elements of outcomes research techniques include:
- Secondary data analysis
- Patient centered outcomes: assessment of quality of life and functional outcomes
- Decision analysis
- Cost-effectiveness analysis
- Survey design
- Comparative effectiveness analysis
Laura J. Esserman, M.D., M.B.A.
Sandy Feng, M.D., Ph.D.
Emily Finlayson, M.D., M.S.
Marlene Grenon, M.D., C.M.
How to Build You Toolbox: Educational Opportunities
- The Phillip R. Lee Health Policy Fellowship Program
- Salary, Masters in clinical research design, regular WIP sessions
- Ad hoc funding each year; minority focus
- Training in Clinical Research (TICR)
- Summer clinical research program (each course ~$1K)
- Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR)($16,200/yr)
- Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research ($24K/yr)
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Research Grants & Fellowships (Jan 1; July 1) ($57,000/yr x 2 years)
- Fully Funded Outcomes & Health Services Research Fellowship Program through the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) (Applications are due May 1, 2015.)
2015 Funding Announcment and Application
- ASCRS Grants & Awards (March 1) (20K/yr x 1-2 years)
- ACS Resident Research Scholarships (Sept 1) (30K/yr x 2 years)
- SAGES Patient Outcomes Grant (Nov 1) (25,000/yr x 2 years)
- SUS Resident Scholar Award (April 20) ($30,000/yr x 1 year)
- For the general list of fellowships and other grant opportunities for the resident research program, click here.