Priestley Scholarship

The goal of the Priestley Research Scholarship is to provide additional support to outstanding Penn State  Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Residents who desire to become clinical researchers and academic anesthesiologists. The scholarship will help these anesthesia scholars, during their anesthesia residency training, to obtain knowledge and experience that will prepare them for a career in academic medicine.

The Priestley Scholarship is an extensive research commitment which includes a formalized research project, completion of a clinical research certificate program, and formal presentations at local and national levels throughout the course of residency.

One resident per year may be awarded the Priestley Scholarship. The scholarship support will start at the end of successful completion of the initial twelve months of clinical training (PGY1).  Each scholar will receive $10,000 per annum during the scholarship period, in addition to their normal salary. (Note: Priestley Scholars, in conjunction with a faculty mentor, will also be eligible to apply for departmental funding support for their research projects.)

Participation in the Priestley Scholarship program will greatly enhance your qualifications to compete for an appointment in an academic Anesthesiology Department, including at Penn State Hershey, and begin a research career. 

A completed application must be submitted to be considered for this scholarship. More specific information will be distributed during the first year of residency. Please see the Residency Education Program Office for more information.

We are pleased to announce that Jacob Benrud, M.D. is the first recipient of the Penn State Medical Center Joseph Priestley Scholarship.