Dr. Taylor Matches With NCSP Fellowship

November 8, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Taylor, a general surgery resident, has been accepted to the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). NCSP is a 2-year research and health policy fellowship.

"I am hoping to pursue a career in Global Surgery, and while there are not a lot of robust databases available yet in low- and middle-income countries, I think as more countries develop a National Surgical Plan, monitoring and evaluation will be an essential component," said Taylor. "Although I plan to focus on domestic underserved populations during my fellowship, I hope to apply the skills I learn from the NCSP globally in the future and be a mentor to surgical trainees in LMICs who would like to use their own national datasets to investigate outcomes and shape policy."

The program is offered at six different sites around the country. Dr. Charles Liu, a fellow general surgery resident, will be finishing up his NCSP fellowship this year at UCLA. Taylor will be attending the University of Michigan location.

"I’m very proud of her and think it’s great for our residency to have had such success with this competitive program," said Dr. Tom Weiser, an assistant professor of surgery and co-director of professional development.