Surgical Outcomes & Quality Improvement Center Fellowship Program
Northwestern University’s Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) offers a funded, two-year, on-site fellowship in surgical outcomes, health services and health policy research for surgical residents and post-doctoral trainees. The goal of the research fellowship is to help prepare surgical residents and post-doctoral trainees for a successful career in academic surgery by developing an expertise in surgical health services and outcomes research. Research fellows will spend a minimum of two years with the SOQIC research team conducting research, taking advanced degree courses and working on developing a robust, meaningful research agenda.
Events for Fellows
Building Skills and Readiness for Success
To support the training of CGSO and Breast Oncology Fellows outside of their fellowship programs, SSO offers Fellows Institute and a CGSO Board Exam Review Course.
SSO’s Fellows Institute is an annual educational program cosponsored by the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS). Originally developed to complement the education and training received as part of SSO-approved fellowship programs, the program has evolved over the years to include didactic sessions and hands-on laboratory sessions to provide skills-based content that enhance overall training.
SSO is exploring a virtual meeting option for the 2020 meeting. More information will be posted on this page soon.
Successful completion of the CGSO Board Exam is a landmark milestone in the career of a surgical oncologist. SSO wants to help ensure that CGSO fellows pass the exam and take the next step in their surgical career.
Additional information about the 2021 CGSO Board Exam Review Course will be available soon.
CGSO and Breast Oncology Programs
For nearly 25 years, SSO has managed the Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program and relies on the SSO Training Committee to help ensure that requirements and curriculum are keeping pace with changes in the field. Beginning August 1, 2019, breast surgical oncology fellows have new program requirements. SSO also plays an integral role in the Complex Surgical Oncology (CGSO) Fellowship program by overseeing CGSO Program Directors and providing guidance through representation on the American Board of Surgery and their CGSO Board.
Each year the Society of Surgical Oncology conducts a Matching Program to match qualified candidates with positions in these SSO-approved training programs. Find more information on the current Breast Fellowship match program here.
The Society of Surgical Oncology is pleased to report that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved the program requirements for Complex General Surgical Oncology. For more information on the Complex Genergal Surigcal Oncology program click here.
Breast Fellows Webinars
The SSO Breast Fellows webinars are on-demand programs that provide content on a specific topic and consist of at least two case presentations that are presented by breast oncology fellows. A wide array of topics are covered including breast cancer during pregnancy, breast cancer in the Elderly, high-risk lesions and more.