Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) is for applicants who already have an interest in either clinical sciences or basic science research. This pathway is best suited to graduates with an established interest in basic science research, and provides rigorous training in both clinical medicine and biological science. Often, residents opt to combine their research experience with subsequent clinical subspecialty fellowship training, satisfying both research residency requirements and requirements for subspecialty board certification. Alternatively, some may opt to perform subspecialty clinical training prior to beginning their postdoctoral research studies.
The clinical portion of the program consists of two years in the categorical medicine track.
The research portion of the program consists of mentored research training for three or more years in a variety of premiere laboratories at either the University or affiliates in the biomedical community, including the
Sanford-Burnham Institute, the
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology. Current Department of Medicine research focus areas and major projects are described
During research training, candidates maintain a weekly half-day general medicine or subspecialty continuity clinic. In this pathway, residents are first eligible for certification in internal medicine during their PGY-4 year, and subspecialty examination during their PGY-6 or PGY-7 year, depending upon the subspecialty. Refer to the American Board of Internal Medicine research pathway certification policies and requirements
For specific questions contact the program director,
Gerry Boss, MD.