Other Research Opportunities
For More Information
- Kirsten Dahmen
- Phone: (415) 353-7359
- Fax: (415) 353-7354
- UCSF Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- 185 Berry Street, Lobby 2, Suite 100
- Box 0506
- San Francisco, CA 94143-0506
Research During Residency Training
Residents typically have opportunities to participate in clinical and translational research projects during training, often based on or including clinical cases encountered in their rotations. Departmental support for such projects in available through the Department Chairs. The Departments will provide travel expenses for residents selected to present their research results at regional or national meetings. (This travel support may be limited to one meeting per year, depending on available funds.)
Research Outside of Formal Residency Training (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships)
The departments will provide salary support consistent with the resident's level of post-graduate training, for a period of two years, for residents in good standing who are interested in pursuing a research fellowship but are unable to obtain funding from other sources. Projects and mentors must be approved by the Department Chairs.
Molecular Medicine Pathway
Residents who are interested in research careers are encouraged to join the Molecular Medicine Pathway (MMP), a program for all UCSF medical students, residents and fellows. The program will provide regularly scheduled case conferences/journal clubs and mentoring with particular emphasis on career planning, grant proposals, and manuscript preparation. For medical students the program has more structured requirements, including course work, a year dedicated to research, and a thesis. More information about the MMP can be obtained from the web site http://medschool.ucsf.edu/pathways/molecular_medicine/.
The Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will also provide support for basic-research post-doctoral fellowships (2+ years after completion of basic residency rotations) with the advice and consent of the Chairs.
Clinical and Translational Sciences Training
Residents interested in pursuing Clinical and Translational research can take advantage of training opportunities available through the CTST (Clinical and Translational Sciences Training) program. Specific course lists are available through the TICR (Training in Clinical Research) web site.