Surgical Education Fellowship at the Department of Surgery at Stanford

Surgical Education Fellowship

Deadline to Apply: September 12, 2017

Email Applicaitons to Dr. James N. Lau, Director of the Education Fellowship and Director of the Goodman Surgical Education Center for the Department of Surgery at Stanford (email: jnlau@stanford.edu)

  1. A current CV 
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Two letters of reference     

 

Position Fulfilled for 2017-2018

Applications open August 2018

American College of Surgeons – Accredited Education Institutes Fellowship in Simulation and Education in Surgery

We are recruiting for a Surgical Education Fellow to begin July 2018 at the Goodman Surgical Education Center (GSEC) in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University.  This will be a funded two-year position for a resident between the 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th post-graduate year in General Surgery.

This is an American College of Surgeons – Education Institutes Accredited Fellowship in Simulation and Education in Surgery. The intent of the fellowship is to equip surgeons with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education.

This fellowship program has trained surgical residents in education for over eight years and has established a track record in mentoring education research arcs, outstanding teachers, and careers in surgical education.

The fellowship consists of formal training in medical education, teaching residents and medical students, curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation, education research, and simulation as a teaching method.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for and pursue a Master’s in Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago that would be funded by the program.

A current CV, letter of interest, and at least two letters of reference should be directed to Dr. James N. Lau, Director of the Education Fellowship and Director of the Goodman Surgical Education Center for the Department of Surgery at Stanford (email: jnlau@stanford.edu)

Deadline for receipt of materials for this opportunity is September 12, 2017.  We will be inviting qualified applicants for an interview after September 19, 2017 and selections will be made shortly thereafter.

 

Current Fellows

ACS-AEI Accredited Surgical Simulation Fellowship

Edward Shipper, MD

Dr. Shipper joins the Goodman Surgical Education Fellowship after completing his PGY-2 year in general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.  He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history before completing medical school, also at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  His research interests include applicant evaluation and selection in undergraduate and graduate medical education.  

Brittany Hasty, MD

Dr. Hasty is a General Surgery resident at Loyola University Medical Center just outside Chicago, IL. She completed her PGY-2 year before starting as the Surgical Education Fellow at the Goodman Simulation Center in July 2016. Prior to entering residency, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of South Florida and earned her M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. She is in her first year as a Surgical Education Fellow and is working on her Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Hasty’s research interests include resident technical skill acquisition, intraoperative curriculum development, and mobile-based platform use for resident assessment.

Past Fellows

Laura Mazer, MD (2014-2016)
Dr. Mazer is a General Surgery resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA. She completed her PGY-3 year before starting as the Surgical Education Fellow at the Goodman Simulation Center in July 2014. Prior to entering residency, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and earned her M.D. from Emory University. She also completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research at Emory, with the support of an NIH TL1 grant. She is in her year second year as a Surgical Education Fellow and is working on her Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  Dr. Mazer's research interests include resident assessments, curriculum development for graduate medical education, and nontechnical skills training.  

Vivian de Ruijter, MD (2014-2016 Surgical Educaiton and Innovation Fellow)
Vivian de Ruijter is a Surgical Education and Innovation Fellow at Stanford University, and earned her MD degree from the Erasmus University in The Netherlands. She performed a research fellowship in Digestive and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the IRCAD in France. During her fellowship in France she had the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge in hybrid minimally invasive strategies and medical device development. Besides working in several medical device related research studies, she developed an educational program named BEST (Business Engineering and Surgical Technologies) cross-pollinating minimally invasive interventional strategies, providing online and onsite courses in surgical innovation for students in medicine, engineering and business. Through these projects Vivian gained vast experience in project management, medical device development, curriculum development, and conducting research studies in animal and human subjects. Her research interest are within the field of surgical education, surgical innovation and emerging technologies.

Cara Liebert, MD (2013-2015)
Dr. Liebert has returned to her PGY-3 year in General Surgery resident in the Department of Surgery at Stanford.  Prior to entering the Stanford General Surgery Residency program, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and earned her M.D. degree from Stanford School of Medicine. She is currently finishing her Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She plans to pursue an academic career in General Surgery and surgical education. Her interests encompasses both medical student and resident education with areas of research focus including curriculum development, skills assessment, and surgical simulation.

Julia Park, MD (2012-2013)
Dr. Park is currently a Chief resident in General Surgery Residency Program in the Department of Surgery at Stanford. Prior to entering medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Park was involved in research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  She pursued her interest in medical education as a Education Fellow for the Department of Surgery here at Stanford for one year.  Dr. Park's current research interest include gender differences in resident evaluations and surgical clinical decision making.

Dana Lin, MD (2011-2013)
Dr. Lin was born and raised in upstate New York and received her medical degree at University at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her general surgical residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, subspecialty training in endocrine surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a fellowship in surgical education at Stanford School of Medicine.  She is currently the curriculum director of the Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford, where she is invested in designing and implementing skills curricula for medical students and residents, creating mobile software to enhance surgical training, and conducting research in surgical education.  She also holds faculty positions at both Stanford Health Care and VA Palo Alto where she practices general and endocrine surgery.

Aarthy Kannappan, MD (2011-2012)

Lou Salamone, MD (2010-2011)

Yulia Zak, MD (2009-2011)

Tim Plerhoples, MD (2009-2011)

Eliza Long, MD (2008-2009)

Rich Parent, MD (2007-2009)