Resident Clinician Scientist Track

Our residents are encouraged to pursue research during their residency. For those wanting to dedicate additional time during their residency training to research, we offer a 5-year program which consists of a 1-year categorical internship followed by a 4-year anesthesia residency which will incorporate 1.5 years of dedicated research time.

Mission

We aim to develop physician-scientists who will pursue academic excellence and become leading researchers.

We will provide:

  1. A robust mentorship and training experience in research methodology
  2. A program that will integrate seamlessly into clinical residency
  3. An unparalleled environment in a premier academic setting

Details

The clinician scientist track will be tailored to the individual, and can include basic, translational and clinical research.

  • A designated mentor-mentee relationship will be established. The mentor does not need to reside in the Department of Anesthesiology nor BWH, but a member of the mentoring committee (see below) must reside in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at BWH.
  • Have bi-annual meetings with research leadership to discuss progress and career trajectory, including presentations, publications, and future funding plans.
  • Formation of a mentoring committee, which includes at minimum the primary mentor, a member of the Departmental research leadership, and a faculty member with expertise in the applicant’s area of research.
  • 18 months of dedicated research time will be allowed throughout the four years of anesthesia residency. Depending on the type of research, this time can be split between years or end with 1.5 years of research time, all individualized to the resident.
  • Multiple opportunities for research training are offered, at Brigham and Women’s, Harvard Medical School, or the Harvard School of Public Health (see examples below)
  • Opportunity to transfer to the Departmental T32 training grant at the end of residency, followed by a staff position should clinical and research expectations be met.
  • Access to Departmental resources such as statisticians, graphic designer, research assistants, IT support, wet- and dry-lab space, high-performance compute clusters
  • A stipend of $15,000/year starting in the CA-1 year.

Training Opportunities

Training Programs/Fellowships