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.


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

YearResearch TimeCourse(s)Conference(s)


One Month

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

Consultation with Harvard Librarian


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

ASA, FAER Scholars, or equivalent


Three Months

Case Based Stats for Clinical and Biological Scientists
Online Catalyst Courses

One research presentation at conferences covered


Six Months

Harvard Catalyst’s Successful Grant Writing Strategies Workshop

Two research presentations at conferences covered


Nine Months

School of Public Health PCE course

Two to three research presentations covered

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