Physician Scientist Training Program Core Training Requirements

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PSTP meets ABIM Research Pathway guidelines. Trainees may choose to pursue either the Internal Medicine Research Pathway or, for those with interests in Internal Medicine fellowships, the Subspecialty Research Pathway.

Internal Medicine Research Pathway

  • Resident Training: 24 months, including 20 months of direct patient care
  • Intensive Research Training: 36 months
  • Continuity Clinic: one half-day per week

Total training: five years leading to eligibility to sit for the IM certification exam.

Subspecialty Research Pathway

  • Resident Training: 24 months, including 20 months of direct patient care
  • Fellowship Clinical Training: 12 to 24 months, depending on specialty
  • Intensive Research Training: 36 months
  • Continuity Clinic: one half-day per week

Total training: six to seven years leading to eligibility to sit for IM and specialty certification exams.