The Firefighters Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory (FBSRL) offers a unique training opportunity for categorical surgical residents desiring 1-2 years of research during their surgical residency. The Burn Surgery Research Fellowship is a funded GME position that affords a custom tailored research curriculum targeted at the learners interest and career goals. Dr. Jeffrey W. Shupp established the laboratory in 2009 (https://www.burnsurglab.org), and has since trained numerous surgeon-scientists who have gone to develop academic careers in many areas of surgery. MedStar Health has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University School of Medicine. The FBSRL, within MedStar Health Research Institute is located on the campus of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in downtown Washington, DC. The FBSRL is located on the same campus as MedStar’s Verified Regional Burn Center and Level-1 Trauma Center. Examples of research at the FBSRL include: surgical infections, wound healing, non-invasive imaging, burn pathophysiology, host response to injury, abnormal wound healing (scarring), inhalation injury, shock pathophysiology and coagulopathies as they relate to traumatic injury. The team has developed and design a nationally recognized research program at MedStar that encompasses all aspects of burn and acute care surgical research (multi-center clinical trials, pre-clinical, translational, and basic science research). The lab is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), and many corporate and foundation sponsors. Researchers in the FBSRL are active in many professional societies helping achieve fellow participation in local, national and international meetings.
Applicants must be categorical residents (current PGY2 or3) in an accredited surgical training program.
Interested trainees should submit their curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and a letter (Program Director) confirming re-entry into their clinical training program to Dr. Lauren Moffat, Director of the Firefighters’ Burn and Surgical Research Laboratory via email ([email protected]).
Dec 21, 2020