T32 Research Fellowship
Research in Anesthesia Training Program (ReAP)
The objective of the NIH funded T32 - Stanford Research in Anesthesia Training Program (ReAP) - is to train leaders in academic Anesthesia. We recognize that in order to accomplish this goal, substantial training beyond an MD or PhD is required. ReAP provides the guidance, training, and mentoring critical for the successful initiation of an independent research career and becoming a leader in the broad field of Anesthesiology. 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, occasionally, PhD applicants interested in pursuing a career in anesthesia research and academic anesthesia. This recruitment is facilitated by our department’s research training continuum featuring both a formal residency research track and, later, comprehensive support in transitioning to a junior faculty position. Once appointed, ReAP trainees select a primary research mentor and a secondary mentor to monitor and facilitate their progress. Close interaction with mentors and other accomplished faculty is essential to master critical skills that form the core of our training program. This is supplemented by didactic material, and, in the case of clinical research, may be augmented further by a master’s degree in epidemiology or health science research. Administratively the program consists of a Program Director, Steering Committee, External Advisory Committee and a group of 28 highly skilled and successful training faculty from the anesthesia department and 9 other departments within the medical school. There are already established interactions among many of the faculty members. The diverse faculty is divided into three overarching areas:
- 1) Neuroscience, Pain and Analgesia
- 2) Injury, Inflammation and Immunity
- 3) Outcomes Research, Economics and Bioinformatics
These divisions encompass research areas at the forefront of our field. Our institutionally well-supported program and pipeline of highly qualified candidates will easily support a total of four trainees with two appointed per year anticipating two-year training experiences for most candidates.
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 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, an MD/PhD, MD, 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 more information:
Participating Faculty and Research Interests
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Please note that we sometimes have additional fellowship openings, so please contact us if you are interested in discussing a possible off-cycle appointment.
Anesthesia T32 Fellowship Coordinator
1Definition of Diversity Recruitment Groups. The NIH is particularly interested in encouraging the recruitment and retention of the following classes of candidates:
a) Individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis. The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research: African Americans, Hispanic Americas, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the US Pacific Islands.
b) Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
c) Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are defined as: 1. Individuals who come from a family with an annual income below established low-income thresholds. These thresholds are based on family size, published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census; adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index; and adjusted by the Secretary for use in all health professions programs. For individuals from low income backgrounds, the institution must be able to demonstrate that such candidates (a) have qualified for Federal disadvantaged assistance; or (b) have received any of the following student loans: Health Professional Student Loans (HPSL), Loans for Disadvantaged Student Program; or have received scholarships from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Scholarship for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need. 2. Individuals who come from a social, cultural, or educational environment such as that found in certain rural or inner-city environments that have demonstrably and recently directly inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to develop and participate in a research career. Recruitment and retention plans related to a disadvantaged background are most applicable to high school and perhaps undergraduate candidates, but would be more difficult to justify for individuals beyond that level of achievement.