a wet lab located in pride hall at ZSFG.

Training opportunities: Research in Anesthesia and the Perioperative Sciences

The UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care’s research training program has a longstanding mission to train and foster the development of the next generation of physicians and scientists to push forward discovery and knowledge related to the care of patients whose management falls within the wide purview of anesthesiology. In research training, we strive to address those things that are either not known, or not known well enough, with the ultimate goal of using this knowledge to deliver the highest-quality care to our patients. Scholarship in research is a major priority for our department, and is encouraged and supported through our different research training pathways. We provide a number of basic, translational, and clinical mentored research training opportunities during residency, fellowship, and junior faculty years that are tailored to the interests and background of our research trainees.

Pathway to Scientific Independence in Anesthesia Research

The department’s Pathway to Scientific Independence (PSI) is a formalized program that is foundational in our efforts to train and develop anesthesiologist researchers by providing a rigorous individualized training program. The PSI encompasses research trainees at multiple stages, including residents in the the UCSF Anesthesiology Innovative Research Residency (UCSF AIRR) program, postdoctoral research fellows on our NIH-funded T32, and junior faculty members. PSI trainees receive mentored research training, protected research time, didactic training in relevant research topics, the opportunity to present their work regularly at departmental seminars and research symposia, and other resources that are necessary for their successful progression through the stages of training to research independence.

Our commitment to diversity and well-being