Click here to download: ASIG Primer
I. An Introduction to Academic Surgery
What is an Academic Surgeon?
Why Become an Academic Surgeon?
II. Getting Started with Research
Acquiring Core Research Knowledge
The Institutional Review Board: The Basics
How to Write a Research Paper
An Introduction to Outcomes Data
III. Moving Ahead, What to Do Next
Clinician First: Acing Your Clerkships
Applying for Surgical Residency
Finding the Right Mentor
Surgical Societies & Conferences
Additional Training in Medical School: The Research Year
How to Start an ASIG Chapter
Presentations and Video Resources
“Strategies to Reducing Variation in Surgical Outcomes”
Video Grand Rounds from John D. Birkmeyer, at the University of Wisconsin, 2010.
“A Carer in Academic Surgery: For Whom?… and Why?”
Vincent D. Pellegreni, Lecture given at Dartmouth University. 2007.
“Seminars in Statistics” UCLA School of Public Health; lectures on how to STATA, SAS, SPPS, and R-Project for healthcare data analyses.
“How the BMJ Triages Submitted Manuscripts”
A presentation from Richard Smith, Editor at the British Medical Journal.
Helpful Articles and Books
“Measuring the Quality of Surgical Care: Structure, Process or Outcomes?” John D. Birkmeyer and colleagues in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 2004.
“Health Services Research Resources for Surgeons” SreyRam Kuy and colleagues in the Journal of Surgical Research, 2010.
“So You Want to Be a Surgeon?” From the American College of Surgeons, revised 2011.
“Seeking Balance: The Complexity of Choice-Making among Academic Surgeons”
Judith Brown and colleagues in Academic Medicine, 2011.
“Success in Academic Surgery”
Editors: Herbert Chen & Liliian Ko, Springer Ltd, 2012. ISB: 978-0-85729-312-1
“Food for the Medical Mind”
Online “Journal Club” run by medical students, updated weekly.
“Academic Mentoring–How To Give It and How To Get It” Allan S. Detsky and Mark O. Baerlocher in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). 2007.
“Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide to Mentees”
Judy T. Zerzan and colleagues in Academic Medicine. 2009.
“Advice from a Third Year Medical Student” Laksmana Swamy MSIII for the IHI Open School, 2012.
“Surgery 101” Podcast free on iTunes from the University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada.
“Medical Student Guide to Surgery” Student created guide from the University of North Carolina.
Research Funding and Fellowships
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
AMA Seed Grant
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
Sarnoff Research Fellowship
Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship
Center for Disease Control Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
Surgical Societies in the United States
American Association of Breast Surgeons | http://www.breastsurgeons.org/
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons | http://www.endocrinesurgery.org/
American College of Surgeons | http://www.facs.org/
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association | http://www.ahpba.org/
American Pediatric Surgical Association | http://www.eapsa.org/
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons | http://www.fascrs.org/
American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery | http://asmbs.org/
American Society of Plastic Surgeons | http://www.plasticsurgery.org/
Association of Academic Surgery | http://www.aasurg.org/
Association of Surgical Education | http://ase.memberclicks.net/
Association of Women Surgeons | http://www.womensurgeons.org/
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract | http://www.ssat.com/
Society for Vascular Surgery | http://www.vascularweb.org/
Society of American Gastroinestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons | http://www.sages.org/
Society of Surgical Oncology | http://surgonc.org/
Surgical Outcomes Club | http://www.surgicaloutcomesclub.com
Are there other resources not listed here? Feel free to share them with us at Resources@acadsurg.org