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Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Fellowships in Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many fellowships are available?
A: Up to four new Fellows will be hired each year depending upon qualifications and suitability.

Q: When is the application deadline?

A: The deadline for applications is November 30th each year.  However, it is best to apply as early as possible because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Q: What is the start date for the fellowship?
A: All fellowships start on July 1 of the year for which Fellows are selected.

Q: Is it a requirement to have an MD or a PhD to apply?
A: This fellowship is designed to foster innovation. While an MD or a PhD are preferred, candidates with any graduate degree could be considered if their application demonstrates a dedication to innovation in biomedical research, pediatrics, or surgery.

Q: Is this fellowship a paid position?
A: Please email educationszi@childrensnational.org for specific questions related to benefits of the fellowship program. Compensation will be at the level of PGY7 to 8 surgical trainees.

Q: Is the fellowship open only to U.S. citizens and/or those with a current visa?
A: Non-U.S. citizens may apply, but their participation will be contingent on their ability to secure a visa.

Q: Can I choose which projects I work on?

A: Fellows do have some influence on the projects they work on and can pursue a personal project about which they are passionate. However, to gain the full spectrum of knowledge about medical innovation, fellows will also contribute to several ongoing Institute projects in the course of the Fellowship.

 


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