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Physician Scientist Training Program

Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD

Jennifer Anolik, MD, PhD

Program Director,
Physician Scientist
Training Program

Welcome to the Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) at the University of Rochester Medical Center! Our mission is to ensure your success and career development as a physician-scientist while making the training process as rewarding as possible.

Our PSTP is committed to preparing highly motivated trainees for careers in academic medicine. It generally follows the policies and requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Research Pathway. We welcome applicants interested in General Internal Medicine or any of the Medicine subspecialties—we have highly qualified and enthusiastic mentors in all areas. We believe that outstanding clinical and research training are critical for your future success and we emphasize both aspects of the program. We realize that trainees have different backgrounds and needs and do our best to tailor the program to meet those needs.

I am a physician scientist myself and have trained at the University of Rochester and can thus personally attest to how supportive the scientific environment is and what a great place this is to be a trainee and faculty. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested in applying to our program or have any questions at

Welcome to the ABIM Physician Scientist Training Program

Meet Program Director Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D. and learn more about this program

Overview of the Program

Amy Blatt, M.D., Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, gives a brief overview of the program and how it relates to the categorical internal medicine program

Research Defined by Collaboration

Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology, describes how collaboration defines the research environment in the program

Why Rochester?

Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Co-Director of the UR Clinical & Translational Science Institute, explains how the University of Rochester will jumpstart your research career