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Surgery Faculty-Student Mentoring Program //


The JSCOR Surgical Faculty-Student Mentoring Program aims to facilitate collaborative relationships between faculty mentors and student mentees with the overall goal of a mutually beneficial educational experience in clinical research.


The program pairs an individual Bloomberg School of Public Health student with a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty surgeon mentor to create a surgeon-student research team. The program’s goal is to guide and assist the team with the design, conduct and analysis of health services research problems using surgical databases. The key deliverable from the program is a final research project that can be used as an MPH capstone (if applicable) and a manuscript to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.


Program History

Bloomberg School of Public Health students have had a long tradition of working with surgeons from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Department of Surgery within the School of Medicine to complete their capstone or final practicum projects for many years. In 2009, as the number of graduate students interested in surgical sciences continued to grow, the JSCOR MPH mentoring program was created to form a streamlined, efficient, and standardized method to assist students aspiring to work with faculty members of the Department of Surgery. Starting with 16 students in that year the program has continued to attract nearly 20 students per year. Students have worked with surgeons to complete their capstones and these mentoring relationships have led to dozens of strong mentor-mentee relationships and numerous published papers.



JSCOR is currently taking applications for the 2017-18 academic year. Please download and complete the application form and e-mail it, along with a current CV and photo, to Joseph Canner, Program Administrator, at  Applications must be received by August 13, 2017.

Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD

  Director, Surgical Faculty           Mentoring Program 



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