Research Opportunities for Students & Trainees
Research opportunities are available for undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows. Our faculty participate in local programs at the University of Washington and national programs in anesthesiology and pain medicine.
Students and trainees at all levels are also encouraged to reach out to individual faculty members based on their research interests.
The UW Undergraduate Research Program maintains a database of research opportunities that can be consulted to find faculty research mentors. Academic year and summer programs are also available.
Our department sponsors the Scan Design Foundation Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program, an intensive 9-week program providing exposure to interdisciplinary pain research.
Medical Student Research
Medical students may find faculty mentors for research and scholarship requirements and opportunities. Faculty listing project opportunities for the Triple I requirement for UW medical students can be found in this database:
The American Society of Anesthesiologists sponsors the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Program (MSARF), an 8-week summer program providing medical students with experience in anesthesiology research.
The Bonica Scholars program provides advanced training opportunities for exceptional individuals who desire a career in academic anesthesiology. The program offers residents an opportunity to engage in research activity throughout their training period.
The Resident Research Track provides a 6-month research period during the CA3 year.
Postdoctoral Fellow Research
The NIH sponsored T32 Fellowship provides in-depth research training at the postdoctoral level in cutting edge and emerging areas of biomedical science related to anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.
Our basic science faculty mentor postdoctoral fellows in their respective areas of expertise including basic mechanisms of anesthetics, mitochondrial metabolism and neuroscience. Please contact faculty members directly to inquire.