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The Department offers several research options for residents and fellows.


Residents may apply for research electives during their CA-2 and CA-3 years in areas ranging from clinical or basic research to global health. Research electives are typically 1-6 months. Residents committed to a career involving research can apply for the Dripps Scholarship early in their CA-1 year. This competitive award guarantees 6 months of research time during their residency and 1-2 years of research time during their fellowship, including, but not limited to, positions on the department’s two NIH T-32 training grants. Opportunities to present their research findings are provided, such as at the Annual Pennsylvania Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference.


Fellows with previous research experience are encouraged to apply for a position on one of our two NIH funded T-32 training grants. These 2 year postdoctoral fellowships allow trainees to work with a mentor in any department at the University of Pennsylvania, or even in other institutions. Physicians on the training grant will also have limited clinical commitments.

Check out the Research Labs and Centers in the Department and contact individual faculty for more information, or Roderic G Eckenhoff MD, Vice Chair for Research.

  • Dripps Scholarships

    The Dripps Scholarship is a highly competitive award that recognizes those who may someday play a leadership role in academic anesthesiology.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

    Postdoctoral research training in perioperative medicine is made possible by a number of funding mechanisms, one of which is the NIH T-32 Training Grant.

  • Resident Research

    Residents may apply for and be awarded research elective time for their CA-2 and CA-3 years. This research will culminate in a presentation at the Pennsylvania Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference (PARRC).

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