Program Requirements

In order to participate in the TIPS Fellowship Program, the following requirements must be met:

  • Maintenance of better-than-average clinical competence evaluations.
  • Creation of a mentoring committee composed of the mentor, one member of the O & S Committee, and one or two additional Vanderbilt faculty members with expertise in the area of research.
  • Mentorship commitee must meet at the nine-month and 18-month periods to assess progress and advise on independant grant submission.
  • Independant grant should be submitted no later than the end of the two-year training period, but ideally before that time.
  • Mandatory attendance to Responsible Conduct of Research training meetings, including the provision of records of their attendance.
  • Fellow must provide progress report to the O & S Committee at 11 months and at 23 months.
  • Mandatory participation in a monthly BH Robbins 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. Attendance of greater than 75% is expected.
  • Attendance and participation in the Department of Anesthesiology Annual Research Symposium.