Applicants to our residency program have the option to apply for our Loring Scholar/Clinical Scientist Research Track. This five-year track, which will integrate research with clinical training, will start as a one-year categorical internship, continue as a three-year residency and end with an additional year focused on research.

Mission

The mission of the Loring Scholar/Clinical Scientist Research Track is to train future clinical scientists and leaders in research. We aim to:

  • Provide a solid foundation in research methodology
  • Develop a productive research career during training
  • Produce clinical scientists of the highest caliber

Loring Scholar/Clinical Scientist Research Track

The Loring Scholar/Clinical Scientist Research Track will be individualized and created by the residency program and the Center for Anesthesia Research Excellence (CARE) and will feature the following:

  • Identification of research focus, appropriate mentorship from within, as well as Harvard Catalyst and MIT resources
  • Intensive mentoring
  • Research time:
    • One month research elective as a PGY-1
    • 18 months for research time over PGY-3-5 years
  • Salary stipend: $15,000/year starting in the PGY-2 (CA-1) year
  • Benefits:
    • Two-week introduction to research course as a PGY-1 or PGY-2
    • Statistics and grant writing Catalyst courses
    • Online Catalyst coursework
    • Program in Clinical Effectiveness (PCE) course at the School of Public Health
    • If coming into T32 track following residency, option to negotiate for further School of Public Health coursework that is relevant to the area of study

Criteria for the Loring Scholar/Clinical Scientist Research Track

The Clinical Scientist must:

  • Remain in good academic standing in all years of the track
  • Maintain satisfactory clinical performance on ABA reports
  • Meet or exceed all clinical milestones
  • Perform at >40th percentile on ITE exams and pass the Basic Exam
  • Take full call complement during research time
  • Have one clinical day per week during research blocks to maintain skill set
  • Set outcomes with mentor supervision, including metrics (e.g. abstracts at targeted meetings)

Additional Rotations for the Loring Scholar/Clinical Scientist Research Track

Year Research Time Course(s) Conference(s)

PGY-1

One Month

BIDMC Intro to Research Course (in PGY-1 or PGY-2 year)

Consultation with Harvard Librarian

PGY-2*

BIDMC Intro to Research Course (in PGY-1 or PGY-2 year)

ASA, FAER Scholars, or equivalent

PGY-3

Three Months

Case Based Stats for Clinical and Biological Scientists
Online Catalyst Courses

One research presentation at conferences covered

PGY-4

Six Months

Harvard Catalyst’s Successful Grant Writing Strategies Workshop

Two research presentations at conferences covered

PGY-5

Nine Months

School of Public Health PCE course

Two to three research presentations covered

*Mentors will be identified in the PGY-2 year.