Training Programs

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 beginning as early as during residency, and extending through 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 recently formalized program that undergirds 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 on the Research Scholars Track of the Anesthesia Residency, 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.

Commitment to Diversity

UCSF has an exceptional commitment to excellence and diversity. We encourage and welcome all qualified applications to our training programs and particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, including underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UCSF offers reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who would like to discuss potential accommodations or engage in a confidential conversation, please contact Disability Management Services at 415-476-2621. Links to additional UCSF resources are provided below.

Commitment to Well-Being

The Department of Anesthesia recognizes the unique challenges that physician-scientists face as they navigate careers that include a substantial time commitment to research, high intensity clinical work, and expectations of roles in mentoring, education, and service. In collaboration with the Associate Chair of Well-Being Jina Sinskey, MD, we are developing a well-being program for anesthesia research trainees. Well-being resources are provided in the document below.