Academic Development and Research

The University of Florida Department of Surgery offers residents ample research opportunities.  Our program is committed to preparing residents for success in academic practice and to give residents the skills they need to add to the body of medical knowledge in the setting of their individual career goals. 

Learn more about ongoing research initiatives in our department.

Our program at a glance:

  • UF Surgery is a top 25 NIH funded surgery department.
    • NIH T-32 program in Trauma, Inflammation and Sepsis
    • NIH T-32 program in Vascular Surgery
    • NIH P-50 Program (Sepsis and Critical Illness)
  • Research time typically occurs after the PGY3 year.
  • Most residents spend two years in the lab.
  • Residents can elect to complete a PhD or other advanced degree while in their Academic Development time.
  • Several residents have completed their Critical Care Fellowship during Academic Development time
  • Clinical and Research Residents benefit from annual Department Research Day, celebrating and sharing the research accomplishments of our residents and faculty once each year.


Department of Surgery Labs/Research Mentors: