Curriculum

Anesthesiology Research Fellowship

The fellowship includes both hands-on practical research experience as well as a complementary didactic component with a focus on key skills that will advance research training including:

  1. Epidemiology and study design
  2. Applied biostatics for clinicians
  3. Manuscript writing
  4. Ethics of clinical research
  5. Quality improvement and patient safety

Each fellow will be assigned a faculty mentor who will serve as their research mentor who will guide the fellow’s research education, research project, facilitate dissemination through national conferences and peer-reviewed publications and foster career development. The didactic component may be individually tailored to each fellow’s previous education and research training to provide a well-rounded educational experience. The goal of the fellowship is to provide the applicant with the skills to become independent clinician scientists with the skills to design and implement high quality clinical and translational research studies.

Research Training

Each fellow will be assigned a clinical research faculty mentor whose research expertise most closely aligns with the interests of the fellow. Additionally, other faculty members within the division of research and the department of anesthesiology will be available to the fellow.

Research Productivity Expectations:

  • Submission expectations: one to two first-authored paper and two national abstract submissions
    • Abstract for PGA submission date of August 22
  • Funding for conferences where the fellowship candidate’s research is accepted to be provided by the department of anesthesiology.

Research Department Expectations and Responsibilities:

Didactic Study

The didactic portion of the curriculum will be individualized to provide well-rounded instruction in clinical research and quality improvement and patient safety. The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville's Center for Research Training will be utilized with the fellow attending the monthly research essentials lectures as well as the research training academy series.

The structured didactic curriculum will include instruction in the following areas:

  • Research concentration (chosen with primary mentor guidance)
  • Quality improvement

Research Methods

  • Hypothesis generation
  • Research design
  • Data management
  • Biostatistics and data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation, submission and revision
  • Project management
  • Presentation of research
  • Grant writing
  • Clinical trials
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Medical research ethics
  • Career development

The quality improvement and patient safety curriculum will include the completion of the IHI Basic Quality and Patient Safety Certificate as well as completion of the institutionally offered Yellow Belt Certification in Lean-Six Sigma.