Apply for Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence

In partnership with the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and Western Trauma Association, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) has announced a fully funded two-year on-site fellowship in firearm injury prevention research, July/August 2020–June 30, 2022. The application deadline is December 15, 2019.


The primary goal of the fellowship program is to provide a mentored research experience to support the career development of surgical investigators interested in injury prevention research and health policy. The Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar will be engaged in ongoing firearm injury prevention research and initiatives within the ACS COT, which includes working with large databases, including the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP), and validation of best practices. The scholar will work on projects with the Injury Prevention and Control Committee of the ACS COT and also will have the opportunity to engage with ACS efforts in health policy and advocacy. The ACS Trauma Quality program and analytic staff will be available as resources to the clinical scholar, and the scholar will meet regularly with a mentorship team.

As part of the program, the scholar will complete a master of science degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in one of the following disciplines of their choosing: clinical investigation, health services and outcomes research, or health care quality and patient safety. The scholar also will be able to continue their surgical education through Northwestern University’s department of surgery by attending weekly conferences and grand rounds and will have opportunities to practice surgical skills in the training lab or through clinical moonlighting.


This program is open to applicants who have completed a minimum of two years of general surgical residency or have finished surgical residency. The applicant must be an Associate Fellow  of the ACS and in good standing with the College. Because the clinical scholars work closely with the ACS staff and need to complete coursework, it is required that the clinical scholar reside in Chicago, IL, for the duration of the fellowship. The scholar will be notified of their appointment by February 3, 2020.

For more information

For more program details, visit the Firearm Injury Prevention Clinical Scholar in Residence Fellowship web page. Contact the ACS COT with any additional question at

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