Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care NIH T32 Postdoctoral Research Training Grant

Physician Postdoctoral Research Training in Perioperative Medicine (PPRTPM)

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care’s NIH T32 postdoctoral training grant’s goal is to train anesthesiology/perioperative medicine physician-scientists to be rigorous, independent academic investigators to further advance and improve perioperative care. Our training program takes advantage of the multi-disciplinary integrated UPenn community to include training in NIH-funded labs.  This T32 plays a central role in training future leaders in Anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.

Objectives of the PPRTPM 

  • Foster research trainees, both anesthesiology residents and clinical sub-specialty fellows, willing to commit to training and career development in perioperative medicine research. Exceptional PhD postdoctoral fellows will be considered.
  • Match up trainees strengths and interests with mentoring teams
  • Provide guidance for structured learning opportunities
  • Maximize the opportunities for mentored research and career mentoring
  • Encourage leadership and innovation
  • Provide these individuals with the skill sets and foundation for career advancement

Strengths of the PPRTPM 

  • Didactic opportunities, including core requirements and courses designed to provide research skills
  • Seminars, workshops, and a journal club focusing on research and progress in the field
  • Mentoring with a team approach, mentor training, and scholarship oversight
  • Programmatic interactions with mainstream research through local/national professional interactions
  • The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine promotes an academic environment in which basic and clinical research is encouraged and viewed as attractive career paths for physicians.

Research focus of the PPRTPM

  • Perioperative Health Services Research
  • Perioperative Neuropharmacology Research
  • Perioperative Pain Research

How to apply

One opening for the 2023-2024 year. Applications accepted now, through May 31, 2024. 

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