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Summer Internship Program

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. 

The department is unique in our field for having a multifaceted approach to research.  We offer opportunities for interns to participate in:

  • Studies of molecular biology and ion channel physiology
  • Perioperative clinical outcomes
  • Human factors and systems design
  • Subspecialty translational research (pediatric, obstetric, intensive care, and pain management)
  • Studies in anesthesia information management

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 8th in the nation in NIH funding. 

To apply for the 2018 summer internships, please click here. Application deadline is January 31, 2018.

Decisions on summer internships will be announced in March.

Mailing Address:
Department of Anesthesiology Office of Educational Affairs
2301 Vanderbilt University Hospital
Nashville, TN  37232-7237
Attn: Joyce Speer

Fax number: 615-936-3412