The Bradley Surgical Research Scholar Program at Northwell Health is a unique and competitive program that provides a comprehensive clinical experience for gap year students with a passion for craniofacial surgery, transgender medicine, and research. Applicants must have completed undergraduate school and be in the process of applying to medical school or on a gap year from medical school.
Surgical Scholars choose this program because of their interest in clinical exposure, patient education, LGBTQ+ advocacy, research, surgical exposure, innovation, community service, and mentorship. This one-year program immerses the Surgical Scholar in many aspects of clinical surgery through a variety of activities. These include:
- SURGICAL OBSERVATION
- CLINICAL RESEARCH AND WRITING
- PUBLISHING TO SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
- TRAVELING TO EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCES ACROSS THE WORLD
- ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS AT ANNUAL PLASTIC SURGERY CONFERENCES
- IRB APPLICATIONS
- CME APPLICATIONS
- GRANT APPLICATIONS
- PLANNING CHARITY EVENTS FOR NEXTGENFACE
- ATTENDING MONTHLY NEXTGENFACE EXECUTIVE MEETINGS
- PLANNING HOSPITAL LGBTQ+ ADVOCACY EVENTS
- JOURNAL CLUB WITH NORTHWELL HEALTH RESIDENTS
The Surgical Scholar will function independently, but as part of a broader team including Plastic Surgery faculty, residents, medical students, physician extenders, and support staff. The Surgical Scholar will work directly under the mentorship of Dr. James P. Bradley, Vice Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Northwell Health.
Scholar positions will typically start August 1 of the calendar year and run through July of the next year. Surgical Scholars are paid, full-time, employees of Northwell Health.