Physician-Scientist Training Program Content and Eligibility

Combined Residency and Fellowship Program

PSTP training is individualized to match personal career plans. An advanced degree may be obtained in one of the University's outstanding graduate programs in the Medical School, College of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, or School of Public Health. The University's collaborative approach to research, exemplified by the interdisciplinary Biomedical Discovery District, provides a broad variety of scientific opportunities in advanced labs both within and outside of the Medical School.

The University's Internal Medicine residency program provides training within a diverse patient population across three dedicated teaching hospitals. PSTP trainees are encouraged to short-track clinical training, completing residency in two years through effective Internal Medicine scheduling and support.

After residency, in-depth combined research and clinical training is available in any of these subspecialty fellowships:

Many fellowships support training-grant associated career development programs.


PSTP is open to applicants to the University of Minnesota's Internal Medicine residency program, or current residents in their first year of training. Successful candidates have a demonstrated desire to pursue an investigative career. Applicants may already have an advanced research degree (MS, MPH, PhD), or substantive research experience as an undergraduate or medical student.

The Medical School seeks to attain a diverse learning environment through the recruitment of students who are underrepresented in medicine and may also be underrepresented in Minnesota.

Candidates approved by PSTP and the relevant fellowship program director are invited to two-day combined residency/fellowship interviews.