Arts Program

Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD

Director for FARM Program

Overview

The goal of the Stanford Fellowship in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (or Stanford FARM Scholars) is to recruit applicants who want careers as researchers and academic anesthesiologists.  This Resident Research Career Development Award awards an additional unrestricted $10,000 department stipend (taxed either as income over the normal postgraduate year salary and paid during each academic year, or as a research budget, as decided by the FARM scholar) annually for each year the resident is in the FARM program. The FARM program requires a minimum of one research fellowship year in addition to the 3 years of traditional residency. Additional funding to support research costs during the fellowship year is available through the departmental small grants program after review by the department’s Research Committee.

Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the great breadth of research training available at Stanford by seeking out faculty mentors and laboratories in any department in the medical school or university. The FARM Program Director, Dr. Vivianne Tawfik, will mentor the resident until a suitable PI/lab is found, which should occur by the end of the CA1 year. Ongoing outstanding clinical performance is required. The program structure is flexible, with several possible options, as outlined below.

Following completion of the 3 residency years, these awardees will be appointed as junior faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine, with a commitment of 80% effort for research and 20% for clinical care on the Departmental NIH T32 grant for post-doctoral research. This can continue for 1, 2, or more years. The spirit of the FARM program is to nurture young investigators with departmental funding until extramural support is obtained. Mentored Clinical Scientist (K08) or Mentored Patient-Oriented Research (K23) Career Development Awards by the NIH are common options following an initial FAER or T32 fellowship. Any salary support obtained from extramural funding during the FARM fellowship would be incremental. The resident can also apply for the NIH Loan Repayment program; qualification for this program can result in a reduction of up to $35,000 for 2 years.

Apply to FARM

Interested applicants wishing to apply to the FARM program should email a one-page description of their research background and career plans to Dr. Tawfik(vivianne@stanford.edu) by October 1st. While we do not have a separate match for the FARM program we make every effort to expose prospective research track residents to the program during their scheduled residency interview date. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of FARM, Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD with any questions. 

Options for Resident Research Career Development Pathway

Normal Residency

  • CA1
  • CA2
  • CA3

Residency with 21 Months Lab Research

  • CA1
  • 3 Months Research / CA2
  • 6 Months Research / CA3
  • Instructor (80% Research)

Residency with 30 Months Lab Research

  • CA1
  • 6 Months Research / CA 2
  • FAER Research Fellowship Grant
  • CA3
  • Instructor (80% Research)

Clinical Research Track*

*30 months for Masters and Research Time

  • 3 Months Research / CA2
  • 6 Months Research / CA3
  • Masters of Science*
  • Instructor (80% Research)

*The Stanford Clinical Research Training Program, funded in part by an NIH Clinical Research Curriculum Award (K30). The main component of the K30 is a training program in clinical research leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree in Clinical Epidemiology (http://k30.stanford.edu/)

Current FARM Residents

CA3

  • Didi Goodnough
  • Theresa Lii
  • Justin Meyerowitz

CA2

  • Jalal Baruni

CA1

  • Amran Asadi
  • QiLiang Chen

FARM Alumni

  • Ankeet Udani, MD
    Assistant Professor, Duke University
  • Boris D. Heifets, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Brice Gaudilliere, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Chris Rishel, MD, PhD
  • Eric Gross MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Eric Sun, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Glorilee Harper, MD
  • Louise Wen, MD
  • Quentin Baca, MD, PhD
  • Victoria Fahrenbach, MD
  • Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD
    Director for FARM Program
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University