Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Research Fellowship

Anesthesia Training Program in Biomedical Research
(T32 GM089626)

Applications are due by January 15, 2016.

Please note that we sometimes have additional fellowship openings, so please contact us if you are interested in discussing a possible off-cycle appointment.

For additional information, please contact:

William Magruder
Research Administrator
300 Pasteur Drive, S272
Stanford, California 94305
(650) 725-5875
(650) 725-8052 (fax)

Program Description

This program is particularly interested in encouraging applications from the following groups:

The objective of the Anesthesia Training Program in Biomedical Science is to train leaders in academic anesthesia. To accomplish this goal additional training beyond an MD or PhD is required. This two-year training program  provides the essential guidance, training, and mentoring critical to increase the success of these trainees in launching their careers in academic anesthesia research.  Trainees must learn to pose important and well thought out questions, to think critically,  and to use cutting edge interdisciplinary tools to answer these questions.  Success also requires the development of skills in presentation of results in oral and written format, in preparation of competitive grant proposals, and in the ability to engage in collaboration when this will more effectively advance the research. 

The training program starts by recruiting the most talented trainees from MD/PhD, MD, and PhD applicants interested in pursuing a career in anesthesia research and academic anesthesia.  Trainees then have a primary research mentor and a secondary mentor to closely monitor their progress. Close interaction with accomplished faculty is essential to master these skills, and this is the core of the training program, which is then supplemented by didactic material, and in the case of clinical research may be supplemented by a master degree in epidemiology or health science research.  Administratively, the program consists of a director, steering committee and a group of 20 highly skilled and successful training faculty from the anesthesia department, from  8 other departments within the medical school from engineering. There are already established interactions between many of the faculty members.  The mission of the program is teaching trainees new technologies and approaches to anesthesia research.  The faculty is divided into three overarching areas: 1) Omics: a systems approach to disease, 2) Inflammation, Signaling and Tissue Injury, and 3) Mechanisms of Anesthesia and Addiction.  Some faculty participate in more than one area. 

Trainee Requirements

To be appointed to a research training grant, an individual must be a citizen, a non-citizen national of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a current, valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status). Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a MD/PhD, MD or PhD or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Written certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met, prior to the date training is to begin, is acceptable.

Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Scholars

The Department of Anesthesia welcomes out-of-state and out-of-country scholars; however, we do not provide advice or support for becoming legally able to practice medicine in the state of California. All post-residency clinical trainees must have a California Medical License prior to beginning their fellowship. The Post-residency fellowship program does not sponsor H1B Visas. Applicants on J1 Visas are not eligible to apply. Please visit the following web sites for information:


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