**Applications for the 2021 Cohort due May 14, 2021
The StARR program is designed to give residents the time, mentorship, and resources needed to do significant research during residency, making them better prepared to compete for a top academic fellowship after residency and have a successful career as a physician scientist. Practically, StARR funds residents to step out of their busy residency requirements to work with their research and scholarship mentors for 12 to 24 months.
Interested residents in Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine can apply to take time out of residency to work on projects with their mentors, allowing them to complete significant scholarship over a dedicated period of time. Up to three residents can be funded (across all three programs) in any given year.
StARR candidates will include clinician trainees who have an interest in dedicated research training, who may or may not have experienced actually working in research previously, who intend to apply to and compete for fellowship training, and who have expressed interest in becoming a clinician-scientist.
Who should apply?
- Residents interested in having 12-24 months of dedicated time to complete significant research during residency
- Residents starting either year 2 or year 3 of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics in July 2021
- Residents starting either year 3 or year 4 of the combined Medicine/Pediatrics program in July 2021
What to consider?
- Residents accepted into the program will be extremely competitive for the top fellowships in the country upon completion
- The program will extend your residency, but will make your chance for success in fellowship greater
- Residents who are “off cycle” with a significant other and very interested in research will now have a mechanism to help them make excellent use of a year or two while waiting for training times to line up
- Residents who successfully apply to the program would maintain their continuity clinic during their research time but would delay other inpatient or elective responsibilities
- Research must fall under the heading “heart, lung, or blood” (this is the section of the NIH that supports this grant)
- A number of other perks come with the program, including support for scientific meetings and courses, research funding, administrative support, etc.