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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor James Korndorffer

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Korndorffer, James
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Surg: General Surgery
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
July 1, 2025 through June 30, 2027 (two years)
Appointment Start Date: 
July 1, 2025
How to Submit Application Materials: 

To apply, fill out the online application:

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
No. The expected base pay for this position is the Stanford University required minimum for all postdoctoral scholars appointed through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The FY25 minimum is $73,800.

This is an American College of Surgeons – Education Institutes Accredited Fellowship in Simulation and Education in Surgery. The intent of the fellowship is to equip surgeons with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education.
This fellowship program has trained surgical residents in education for over fifteen years and has established a track record in mentoring education research arcs, outstanding teachers, and careers in surgical education.
The fellowship consists of extensive opportunities in education research, formal training in grant writing, medical education, curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation, and simulation as a teaching method. Opportunities to be involved in the administrative side of sim center operations are offered, active involvement in teaching medical students on the surgical clerkship is expected. Many past fellows have simultaneously enrolled in and completed an MHPE program during their training, this opportunity is encouraged but not required.
The enrollment period for this program would be July 1, 2025 through June 30th, 2027. This is a two-year, funded position intended for a current surgical resident at the PGY 2 or PGY 3 level.The estimated annual salary for the position is $71,650.
The application window for the Goodman Surgical Education Fellowship opens May 10th, 2024. Deadline for application materials is September 1st, 2024. Virtual interviews will be conducted throughout the month of September and a candidate will be selected no later than October 1st, 2024.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, submission of materials, or the program, please inquire with Robyn Foote,

Required Qualifications: 
  • The applicant must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited General Surgery program.
Required Application Materials: 
  • A current CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Two letters of recommendations are required


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.