WU Scholars Program

A vital part of the mission of this department is the training of clinician scientists, whom we expect to make significant contributions to the field of academic anesthesiology. For this reason, select residents may participate in our Scholars Program. Its advantages include:

  • Protected research time during residency
  • Academic mentorship during training
  • Additional financial support

The Scholars Program program complies with the American Board of Anesthesiology's guidelines for research during anesthesiology training. The exact ordering of clinical and research rotations can be modified within these guidelines. After successfully completing the program, graduates will be offered a 1-year faculty appointment with protected time to pursue either original research or postgraduate training in clinical research. Graduates may delay this appointment to pursue a clinical fellowship. Trainees are not required to join the faculty of this department by participating in this program. Supplementary financial support is provided in addition to the salary and educational stipend that are paid to all residents in the department.