Teaching & Training
An NIH-funded T32 Training Program supports two new surgery residents each year to train full-time for two years in laboratory research. The purpose is program is to provide a foundation upon which surgical residents can develop into established investigators. The overall goal is that these individuals will combine surgery with research to eventually become surgeon-scientists.
The UVA Medical AlumNews recently wrote an article about our laboratory training and translational research. [Click here to see the article].
The most important education gained by personnel in the TCV Lab is in conducting hypothesis-driven research. We enjoy providing hands-on training to Residents, Postdocs and students to learn how to:
Design studies to test hypotheses
Plan and perform experiments
Write abstracts, research papers and grant applications
Present research in the form of poster or oral presentations
We encourage all Residents and Postdocs to enroll in and participate in any classes of interest which are widely available both within the University of Virginia and outside.
Available to Residents are several conferences each week, some of which are planned and conducted by the resident staff with the collaboration and participation of the faculty. These include: