The Baylor College of Medicine Research Training Program in Cardiovascular Surgery is designed to prepare M.D. surgical residents and Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows for a research career in cardiovascular surgery. Funded by a T32 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), our program is led by principal investigator/program director Todd K. Rosengart, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery, and program co-directors, Scott A. LeMaire, M.D., vice chair for research, and Barbara W. Trautner, M.D., Ph.D., director of clinical research.
Our joint M.D./Ph.D. research training program aims to equip trainees with the skills necessary to be successful and productive in cardiovascular research. Interdisciplinary collaborations between clinical investigators, bench scientists and diverse specialists are essential for translational research to have a tangible impact on clinical care. Our program addresses this need by launching surgeons and Ph.D.s on academic careers in cardiovascular research through a highly structured surgeon-scientist research experience involving day-to-day collaborations between M.D.s and Ph.D.s.
The program supports two (M.D. or Ph.D.) trainees per year, for two years each.
For more information about the program, kindly visit their website at https://www.bcm.edu/departments/surgery/education/training-programs/t32-research-training-program
Eligible applicants must be postdoctoral candidates who are M.D.s in their second year of surgical residency and Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows, all with a strong interest in cardiovascular research. Surgery resident applicants must be willing to delay the completion of their clinical training for two years.
Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
Presently, priority is given to applicants from surgical residency programs at Baylor College of Medicine, and postgraduate programs at Baylor, Rice University, and the University of Houston. However, interested applications from other institutions may apply to the program.
Please email coordinator Alicia Wang at [email protected] for detailed instructions. Applications are due Friday January 8, 2021 by 5pm CST. Selections will be made in early March 2021.