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Author Fellowship Program

The goal of the Department of Surgery (DOS) Author Fellowship Program is to increase the confidence, capacity, and willingness of medical students, residents, and faculty to serve the field and share their expertise as peer-reviewed journal authors. Prospective authors (Fellows) are paired with published Faculty Advisors for a seven-month supportive fellowship.

Submit your Fellow Application

Prospective Authors New to the Publishing Experience:

Have you thought about writing a research journal manuscript but didn’t know where to begin? The Author Fellowship Program can help. The program pairs budding writers with published authors who will provide assistance for seven (7) months with the development of a literature review, completion of a research study, and authorship of a peer-review journal article. At the completion of the fellowship, Fellows will be provided with a Certificate acknowledging the completion of the program.

Fellow Eligibility: To be eligible to be a Fellow, you must be associated with the KUMC Department of Surgery as a medical student, fellow, resident, or junior faculty. The Author Fellowship Committee will attempt to match applicants to Faculty Advisors with a research project. Author Fellowship Program matches are made based on the availability of fellowship resources and research projects.

Published Authors Willing to Provide Guidance for Writers:
Are you a published author who wants to share your expertise with aspiring authors?  We are looking for Faculty Advisors who have published at least one peer-reviewed article to support Fellows by advising on literature review sources; overall structure and content of an article proposal or a complete draft; and/or response to reviewer comments. Faculty Advisors are not expected to serve as proofreaders or copy editors. Faculty Advisors should be willing to commit 1 to 4 hours per month during the fellowship period, which will span 7 months, depending on the level of assistance requested by the Fellow. At the completion of the fellowship, Faculty Advisors will be provided with a Certificate acknowledging their service. To apply to be a Faculty Advisor, you have to be a member of the Department of Surgery, and complete the online Advisor application form.

Questions? Please contact Julie Broski, Department of Surgery, Research Medical Writer, at

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Mail Stop 2005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3117