The Association for Surgical Education (ASE) is proud to recognize the recent 20th anniversary of the ASE Surgical Education Research Fellowship program (SERF). Under the expert previous leadership of Dr. Kimberly Schenarts PhD and now Dr. Maura Sullivan PhD, the SERF program is the ideal starting point for any AAS member who is considering a career in surgical education research. This fellowship features an excellent didactic curriculum to give junior faculty the skills and knowledge to plan and implement a surgical education project. To provide mentorship and expert guidance, each fellow is carefully matched by the program’s faculty with a SERF Advisor. Funding to support the program is provided by Ethicon Endo-Surgery and tuition ($1800) is typically paid by the fellow’s home institution.
This fellowship is an ideal way to “wade” into the surgical education waters and give it a try without over-committing one’s resources and time. As a SERF graduate, I have personally benefited from not only the research skills I gained, but also the close network of colleagues and friends I established in the close surgical education community.
The SERF application deadline is January 15, 2016, so please see CLICK HERE for a full brochure about the SERF program and more information about how to apply. You may also contact Dr. Sullivan at [email protected].