Special Rotations

Research

The goal of the research track is to train anesthesia residents in the art and science of conducting clinical or basic science research.

Rationale: The field of Anesthesiology needs anesthesiologists who can conduct clinical and basic science research in order to advance the field, develop new drugs and methods of anesthetic care, examine existing drugs for safety, efficacy, and quality of care.

Objectives: CA-3 anesthesia residents in the research track will spend 3-6 months in either a clinical or basic science laboratory. Residents will discover and learn the research method under the tutelage of world-renowned clinicians and scientists. Residents will be involved with a research project learning how to design, obtain IRB approval and conduct a successful trial. It is expected that results of the research will be presented at national meetings and also lead to publication.