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BH Robbins Program Requirements

In order to participate in the BH Robbins Scholar Program, the following requirements must be met:

  • Maintenance of better-than-average clinical competence evaluations.
  • Mandatory participation in a monthly seminar series that covers a broad range of research topics including but not limited to ongoing research in the department, available resources for research at Vanderbilt and topics fundamental to design and conduct of research-mentorship, basic statistics, navigating the IRB, medical writing, grant writing, public speaking, etc. This is an integral part of the BH Robbins Program and an attendance of greater than 75% is required.
  • Participation in the selection and hosting of the once yearly BH Robbins Lectureship speaker.
  • Attendance at, and participation in, as appropriate, the Annual Research Retreat and other mandatory department functions.
  • Participation in appropriate events of the ASA, IARS and the Association of University Anesthesiologists as appropriate.
  • Completion of at least one approved research project.
  • At least one presentation at a national scientific meeting.
  • Submission to a peer-reviewed journal of at least one paper, and, ideally, acceptance for publication of at least two papers in peer-reviewed journals by the end of the first fellowship year.