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I wanted to let you know that beginning in 2012 we have a new resident research leadership position – the Stanford Anesthesia Research Resident Representative – as described below. The process is for resident self-nomination and selection by the Executive Research Committee.

Appointment: 12 months beginning March 1 to coincide with Chief Resident term

Eligible: CA2 at time of appointment, FARM or clinician scientist track resident

Rationale: A resident leadership position to promote the research mission in the department

Job description:
Recruitment of residency applicants interested in an academic career including arranging presentation of FARM program during interview days
Keep an updated contact list of FARM residents that can be provided to applicants for follow-up questions
Strengthen resident research presence on Stanford Anesthesia website

Facilitate participation of residents in research
Advocate for research residents including encouraging CA1 residents to start thinking about their research plans and to talk to potential faculty mentors. Meet with CA1s to make sure they are making progress picking a research project and identifying a mentor
Ensure that residents interested in academic careers are enrolled in the Stanford Society of Physician Scientists

Ex officio member of Education Committee
Coordinate with Chief Residents and Associate Program Director (Dr. Harrison) in making rotation schedule for following year with specific attention to scheduling the research months
Assist with planning of research events such as May dinner, and resident participation in WARC

Arrange research evenings with successful physician-scientists to provide a relaxed atmosphere for residents to interact with faculty members within & outside the dept
Coordinate the FARM journal club/monthly research meeting. Arrange the meeting topics for the yr in conjunction with Dr. Giffard. Each FARM resident presents once/year. Promote FARM education events (ex. Research fair, funding talk, program mtg).

Budget: Available. Proposals encouraged.

Administrative support: Bill Magruder

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