This track is intended to facilitate the career of a resident planning on an academic career. Interested residents apply at the end of their R1 year. The selected resident will choose a research mentor. A mentoring committee, including the resident identified research mentor will provide oversight (annual meetings to develop goals as well as review the past year) and help facilitate relationships with the larger research community outside of UW. The research residents will have regular academic days (2 per month) during the R2-3 years and research month electives in the R4 year. The expectation includes regular presentations at national and subspecialty meetings and publications by the resident.