Research Fellowship

Research Fellowship Opportunity

Medical Students

The Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value, and Experience (PROVE) Center is seeking medical students interested in pursuing research focused on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in many different aspects of clinical care. Medical students may consider research with our team to fulfill their scholarly project requirement, obtain credit during dedicated SIM months, or in a dedicated research year. 

The PROVE Center is internationally known for their contributions to the measurement and implementation of PROs in clinical practice, research, quality improvement initiatives, and value-based healthcare. While at the PROVE Center, medical students will have the opportunity to collaborate with our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, quality of life researchers, qualitative researchers, psychometricians, statisticians, and our extensive network both within and outside of Mass General Brigham including Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Business School. Opportunities to work with the MGB PROMs Program are also available.  

Medical students will also have the ability for mentorship from our program leaders and associated faculty based on students’ prior experience and interests. In addition, students will be invited to our PROVE Center meetings, where they can learn from leaders in the field of PROs and qualitative research to enhance their medical education. Interested students should email Dr. Liu at jliu105@bwh.harvard.edu to discuss further. We look forward to working with you! 

Research Residents

The Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value, and Experience (PROVE) Center is seeking surgical residents interested in pursuing rigorous and cutting-edge clinical research, focused on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) during their academic development time. The PROVE Center is internationally known for their contributions to the measurement and implementation of PROs in clinical practice, research, quality improvement initiatives, and value-based healthcare. While at the PROVE Center, the surgical resident will collaborate with our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, quality of life researchers, qualitative researchers, psychometricians, and statisticians, and our extensive network both within and outside of Mass General Brigham including Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Business School. Opportunities to work with the MGB PROMs Program are also available.  

Tailored to their own interests, the research fellow will learn how to design and execute methodologically rigorous clinical research studies, including qualitative and mixed methods research, centered around the patient’s perspective. The resident will also gain an understanding of relevant concepts including but not limited to psychometrics, analyses of large datasets, patient-reported experiences (PREs), text-based artificial intelligence, value-based purchasing, and healthcare policy. The resident will be expected to participate in writing NIH or similar grants and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, and present at local, national, or international conferences and meetings.  

This research fellow position will be mentored by Drs Andrea Pusic (PROVE Center Director) and Jason Liu (PROVE Center Lead Faculty for Research and Innovation). The candidate’s Department of Surgery’s policy for funding during the academic development time applies. Interested candidates should email Dr. Liu at jliu105@bwh.harvard.edu to discuss further. We look forward to working with you!