UCLA residents interested in endocrine surgery research are encouraged to contact us in January of their intern year, as all are expected to compete for the Gerald S. Levey Surgical Research Award (PDF) >
Residents from other programs are required to have salary support from either their home institutions or extramural funding sources. We are able to help residents prepare competitive applications for research awards, but this must be done at least one year in advance.
Our group accepts 1-3 highly qualified first- and second-year medical students per year. We require a minimum 1-year time commitment, generally starting in the Spring quarter of first year and ending with the onset of third year clerkships. All of our past students have been supported by either the Internal Medicine Chiefs’ Fellowship or the Short Term Training Program (STTP):
The motivated student can expect to publish first- or second-authorship manuscripts commensurate with their effort and skill in working as a part of our research team (see publications). Previous students have given podium presentations at national meetings and even won research awards.
Taking on a student represents a considerable time investment on our part. Students are expected to work at least 10 hours per week on their projects. Our group routinely works on nights and weekends to meet deadlines. All students perform literature searches, write background/introduction sections for our manuscripts, and gather data.
It is our priority to provide motivated students with an enriching research experience that bolsters their credentials to create a competitive residency application.
Summer stipends are described in the UCLA Medical School website above.
Given the competitive nature of these positions, we advise students to contact us in January of their first year, as deadlines for the Internal Medicine Chiefs’ Fellowship and Short Term Training Program (STTP) lie in February and March, respectively. Every year we receive a number of last-minute applications that end up being unsuccessful.
How to apply.
Please email your CV to Dr. Yeh or Dr. Harari and contact Yasmin Ezedine via email or phone at (310) 206-0585 to set up a brief interview.