Each summer, the Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology provides an opportunity for undergraduate and medical students to participate in research projects with our faculty. During the Anesthesia Summer Internship Program, students will be assigned to a specific project, and given ownership of one or more aspects of that assignment. To see examples of previous summer intern projects, click here.
Our department is unique in our field for having a multifaceted approach to research. We offer opportunities for interns to participate in:
Students will be expected to commit full-time effort to the 10-week duration of the program. Each student will be assigned to a specific project, and given ownership of one or more aspects of that assignment. Student interns are expected to:
(1) Participate in a clinical research project
(2) Generate scientific written output (e.g., abstract, poster)
(3) Gain exposure to patients in a clinical environment one day per week
(4) Participate in scheduled didactic sessions on research process
The Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology is consistently one of the top extramurally-funded research programs in the nation, and is currently ranked 12th in the nation in NIH funding. The department received more than $3.3 million in awarded grants in federal fiscal year 2012.
Applications for summer 2013 internships are now closed, but the program repeats every summer with applications due in early February. Decisions on summer internships are announced in early March.
Department of Anesthesiology Office of Educational Affairs
2301 Vanderbilt University Hospital
Nashville, TN 37232-7237
Attn: Joyce Speer
Fax number: 615-936-3412