In a new and exceedingly unique initiative, SLS offers the mentoring of surgical residents and fellows in high-quality, medical peer-review. The Resident and Fellow Review Committee involves members of the JSLS Editorial Board who team up with surgical residents and fellows interested in scientific writing and peer-review, to evaluate actual scientific manuscripts that are submitted to SLS.

Junior reviewers gain hands-on experience in evaluating a scientific manuscript through all steps of the review process and learn side-by-side with faculty members. Evaluation of all parties – resident, fellows and senior mentors – along with evaluation of the scientific material, provide a unique forum for instruction of junior colleagues unavailable in almost any other venue.


  • Must be in a current Resident or Fellowship program
  • Must be an SLS Member at the Residents/Fellows price point *sign up here

For further details and to discuss your enrollment in this committee, please contact with your information.