Our applicants LOVE to ask about opportunities to do “research” in our department. We certainly have a track record of outstanding researchers in various areas (see below). The program supports a few residents each year who we call "Research Track Residents” and they are allotted more dedicated time for specific mentored projects. In our experience, though, most of our residents have been productive in scholarly activity in the following areas (which is not all-inclusive):
- Case report presentations at national and international meetings
- Book chapters
- Conference presentations in our department (morning conferences, Grand Rounds, etc.)
- Educational research projects (curriculum design and review, for example)
- Outcomes research projects (assisting with meta-analyses, for example)
- Review articles
And since we take this very seriously, we have even appointed one of our faculty members, Dr. Audra Webber (Assistant Professor & Pediatric Anesthesiology Program Director) to be the Director of Resident Abstract Review
Research being conducted at URMC by the Anesthesiology Department provides many opportunities for residents to get involved. Department research spans from the basic science to clinical and outcomes research. Our faculty conducts research over a variety of domains including coagulation, critical care, pain/regional anesthesia and respiratory physiology along with how molecular science and patient outcomes are associated with anesthesia.
Residents can get involved in research on multiple levels. At a minimum, each resident is required to complete a scholarly project. Many of our residents present these at the annual PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA) conference, sponsored by the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA), in conjunction with the regional resident poster conference, New York State Conference for Anesthesiology Residents (NYSCARF).
Some resident elect to spend one month rotations engaged in research. For the select few, we offer the opportunity to weave research training right into clinical training. The Resident Research Track was designed to accommodate those residents who do not want to wait until their third year of training to think about research (or until fellowship). Let us know if this interests you during your interview day—we would love to invite you back to meet our research faculty and see our labs.
For a more comprehensive overview and description of the research being done by the Anesthesiology Department please visit the departmental research page.
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