Surgical Quality Research Fellowship

The Mission of the Surgical Quality Research Fellowship is to graduate general surgery trainees with a diverse skillset related to surgical quality, safety, and health services research.

The graduate of the fellowship will possess the following skills:

  • Understanding the processes and challenges of measuring and improving quality in the healthcare setting
  • Ability to develop and implement a quality improvement project
  • Experience with health services research methodology
  • An understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used health service research databases

Formal coursework through UofL SPHIS
  • One-year fellowship
    • Online certificate in Biostatistics or Clinical Investigative Sciences
  • Two-year fellowship
    • Master’s degree
      • MPH
      • MS health data analytics
      • MSc clinical investigation sciences
Board certification

The fellow will sit for the Certified in Medical Quality exam from the American Board of Medical Quality.

  • Design and implement a quality improvement project at University of Louisville Hospital
  • Serve as the resident member on the Surgical Quality and Safety Committee
  • Attending bi-weekly research meetings

Productivity Expectations
  • Manuscript production
    • One-year fellowship – 5 manuscripts
    • Two-year fellowship – 10 manuscripts
  • Present at meetings
    • ASC
    • ACS Quality Meeting
    • Regional meetings
    • Specialty specific meeting
  • Grant submission
  • Michael Egger, MD, MPH
  • Mentorship team (Dr. Egger, as well as a designated faculty mentor in the specialty of the fellow's interest - if not surgical oncology)