Residents in the Department of Surgery spend one to two years in the laboratory and usually work in one of the laboratories within the Department. The purpose of this year is to educate residents in the principles and practices of surgical research and assist them in obtaining high quality fellowships. This year is typically added after the third clinical year. The Department also has surgery residents from other programs that have chosen to come to Jefferson for their research experience.
Each Spring the research year residents present their work. In 2016, this group of 7 general surgery residents produced more than 100 publications, presentations, and abstracts.