There are many clinical research opportunities in the Department of Anesthesiology. We currently have many active research studies underway in a variety of subspecialty areas. Residents have the opportunity to participate in prospective clinical research projects and retrospective studies. Our residents can participate in clinical research in adult or pediatric patients. Over 75% of our Faculty and all Residents in the CA-3 year of the Anesthesiology program are currently participating in research projects. Many residents develop such a degree of interest in their projects that they participate in more than one study during residency. Opportunity is also available for medical students to be part of a research team.
The Department of Anesthesiology also has active basic sciences research, with opportunities in both neurosciences and perinatal biology. The basic sciences labs employ research fellows and there are opportunities for residents to spend 1-6 months in the basic sciences lab. Many of our residents have submitted and presented abstracts to scientific meetings or specialty conferences and have peer-reviewed publications based on their research.
This rotation is directed by Richard Applegate II, MD.