This multi-departmental program provides opportunities including clinical research in anesthesiology, surgery and critical care, epidemiology, human physiology and cell biology. Students have opportunities for research in cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, molecular pharmacology, neurobiology, and environmental science. Regardless of ultimate career choice, investigations in anesthesiology, surgery, critical care, medicine and environmental physiology provide strong basic science grounding and application of research principles. Students meet with the Study Program Director to monitor progress in the laboratory. At the end of the year, each student is expected to present his or her work at a meeting. Publication of an article by each student in a peer-reviewed journal is expected.

A unique opportunity for the students to present their projects in a formal setting moderated by an external reviewer of national stature is provided annually by the Department of Anesthesiology. A course in Physiology and Medicine of Extreme Environments is available in the spring of each year.


ASEP Faculty Mentors        Director: Richard Moon, MD