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Research Fellowship: Mentored Research Training in Aging and Surgery (MERITAS)

Updated: Jan 30

MERITAS is the first research training program in aging tailored to the unique needs of surgical residents.

Accepting 2 residents each year, this 2-year program provides rigorous training in health services research focused on aging and surgery.

Fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research from concept to dissemination under the mentorship of multidisciplinary investigators with broad content and methodological expertise. MERITAS fellows will receive dedicated statistical support from experienced biostatisticians, benefit from a comprehensive training curriculum, and participate in a collaborative environment that consists of academic researchers at all career stages.

Accepted applicants will receive 80% salary support.

Applicants must be a resident in good standing at ACGME-accredited surgical residency program, have completed PGY-2 or PGY-3 at start of training, commit to 2 years dedicated research (July 2024-June 2026), and must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Learn more and apply at our website:

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