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Scholarship in Anesthesia Research for Residents Who Are Underrepresented in Medicine (SARRUM)

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine selects and educates academic anesthesiologists many of whom go on to careers in research and leadership roles in their profession.

In collaboration with the Multicultural Affairs Office at Mass General, the department offers a scholarship opportunity for qualified residents. The goal of the Scholarship in Anesthesia Research for Residents who are Underrepresented in Medicine (SARRUM) is to attract into our residency program those underrepresented medical school candidates, as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges, who have a strong desire to become researchers and academic anesthesiologists. The Scholarships will help support these Scholars during the formative years of their training.

Scholarship in Anesthesia Research for Residents who are Underrepresented in Medicine

The Scholarship will commence at the start of residency. Each Scholar shall receive $10,000 per year for each of five consecutive years. In general, this will consist of support during the three years of residency followed by support during two years of research in a junior faculty position. If a Scholar decides to do a fourth year clinical fellowship immediately following the three years of residency training, the Scholarship may be extended from five to six consecutive years. The Scholarship payments shall be in addition to the amount of the normal PGY salary and junior faculty salary.

Following the Scholar's completion of the three years of clinical training (assuming their clinical performance is satisfactory and they continue to satisfy the credentialing requirements), Scholars will be appointed at the Massachusetts General Hospital and will be recommended for faculty appointment as Instructors in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School to serve at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Scholar will then be expected to perform two years of mentored research training in the basic, translational or clinical sciences. This commitment to research will be satisfied by twenty four
months of service with primary appointment at MGH in which 80% (if joining the NIH-funded Training Grant Program, see below), but not less than 60%, of total effort is devoted to mentored research training.

Scholars are eligible for the NIH-funded Training Grant Program (T32) of the Harvard Medical School's Department of Anęsthesia. The Training Grant provides support after Residency for two to three years of research training at Harvard Medical School or its affiliated hospitals, or at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research carried out while on the training grant will count towards satisfying the 2-year research commitment.

Scholars electing to do mentored clinical research training will be expected to enroll in a research training program such as the Scholars in Clinical Science Program (SCSP) at Harvard.

CA3 research fellowship time does not count towards the 2-year research commitment.

The Scholarship is an investment in the Scholar's future career and consequently is subject to a payback agreement. Scholars who opt to not complete their residency training or their two year post residency research commitment will be expected to pay back a pro rata portion of the Scholarship funds. Full details of this agreement are available.

Application Procedure

An applicant for a Scholarship in Anesthesia Research for Residents who are Underrepresented in Medicine must also apply for an Anesthesia Residency position at the Massachusetts General Hospital through ERAS prior to November 1. The SARRUM is not offered as an independent program outside of a residency position.

In addition to the regular residency application, candidates wishing to apply for a SARRUM should submit the following directly to the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine's Residency Coordinator at Mass General Hospital:

  • A description on your research background and experience (up to 2 single-spaced pages)
  • A statement on why you are interested in research (up to 1 single-spaced page)
  • A summary on how your career plan incorporates research (up to 1 single-spaced page)
  • Two reference letters that specifically address your research potential

These materials must be received by 15 January. A decision should be communicated to the candidate by mid-February and prior to the NRMP rank list due date.

Forward the above application materials to:

Patricia Luberto, Residency Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
























We welcome inquiries from all interested applicants. We participate in the the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and do not accept paper applications. Those who would like to submit a formal application should do so through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) associated with the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Application deadline: November 1 - Mass General requires the basic documents be submitted through ERAS, including the application, dean's letter, transcript, three letters of reference, CV, board scores (USMLE Step 1 at minimum upon application) and photo, as well as any additional information ERAS requires.

For specific information about application requirements and important deadlines, please contact:
Patricia Luberto
Residency Recruitment Coordinator

For international medical graduates: If you wish to apply, contact the ECFMG to submit your ERAS application. You must be ECFMG-certified to apply to our program. We sponsor J1 visas and H1B visas.

Interested in a clerkship or rotation during medical school?
Contact the Harvard Medical School Registrar's office:
Phone: 617-432-1515

Interested in visiting clerkships for minority students?
Contact Jo Cole of the Visiting Clerkship Program
Phone: 617-432-4422
Fax: 617-432-3834

Related Links

ERAS Residency & Osteopathic Internship Applicants Site

Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

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