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Our physician scientist training program generally follows the policies and requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Research Pathway. Successful applicants for this pathway will have strong medical school academic and clinical credentials. They generally have completed substantive research in an area of focus which has resulted in publication(s).  Most successful applicants have completed formal research training, such as a PhD, a Master’s degree, or have taken additional years in medical school for mentored research.

Applications are accepted through ERAS ONLY.  Applicants interested in applying to our Physician-Scientist Training Program:

Please select: Int Med/ABIM Research Pathway - code 1511140C1

In addition to the materials required for application to the categorical program, selected research pathway applicants will be asked to complete a supplemental application form before final interview decisions are made.  The supplemental application form asks applicants to specify which subspecialty fellowship(s) they are interested in, what their career goals are, and which research faculty members they would like to meet with during their interview.

Since successful PSTP candidates will enter a University of Rochester fellowship after two years in the core Internal Medicine program, their interview visit will require additional time.

The interview for the core program will be as described for all other categorical candidates. Additional elements of the PSTP visit may include:

  • Informational meeting with Dr. Jennifer Anolik, the Director of the PSTP and Department of Medicine Associate Chair for Research; Dr. Stephen Hammes, Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Research; Dr. Alec O'Connor, Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency; and Dr. Martin Zand, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Co-Director of the CTSI.
  • Interviews with faculty and fellows from the relevant subspecialty division(s).
  • Interviews with research faculty/potential research mentors.