The Oliver Langenberg Physician Scientist Training Pathway in the Department of Medicine is intended to train physicians for in academic medicine.
The key objectives for the pathway are:
Participants in the program may avail themselves of the Clinician-Investigator Pathway (i.e. short-tracking) as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Applicants who are eligible include trainees with both MD and PhD degrees, MD's with a Master's degree and/or other substantial research experience will also be considered.
Application to the Physician-Scientist Program is made by filing an application supplementary to that for the residency program. A letter from the applicant’s Ph.D. mentor is required. Click here for the PSTP Application.
The Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) in the Department of Internal Medicine is committed to training physician scientists and preparing them for successful careers in academic medicine. The program focuses on the period from the completion of the combined M.D., Ph.D. degree through the clinical and post-doctoral research training years, culminating in a full-time academic appointment. The PSTP combines the intensive clinical training environment of Barnes-Jewish Hospital at the Washington University Medical Center with the rigorous scientific training of the world-renowned laboratories at Washington University. Trainees will obtain their internal medicine training in the Categorical Internal Medicine training Program and then have the opportunity to continue their subspecialty clinical training amongst any of the ten clinical divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine. Each trainee is guaranteed acceptance into any fellowship program of their choice. Post- doctoral research training can be conducted in any laboratory within Washington University.
For the Academic Dermatology applicant training consists of completion of a PGY 1year in the Washington University Preliminary Internal Medicine program followed by three years of dermatology residency. The 3rd year of dermatology may be set up as a 75% research and 25% clinical format in preparation for post-doctoral research training in any laboratory within Washington University.
In addition, trainees are invited to attend the weekly Seminar Series offered by the various Programs within the Graduate Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Financial Support & Salaries
Eligible applicants include graduates with a combined MD-PhD degree or a MD degree and a strong record of basic science research experience. Applicants must fulfill all eligibility requirements for the Categorical Internal Medicine Training Program. The most competitive candidates will have a strong commitment to a research career in academic medicine and an outstanding academic record.
Candidates must apply and be accepted to the Categorical Internal Medicine Training Program at Washington University. The supplemental PSTP application should be concurrently submitted delineating the candidates’ research commitment, accomplishments, clinical and research interests and career plans. A recommendation letter from the applicant’s PhD mentor or research supervisor is required. Interviews and acceptance of candidates will be carried out concurrently with their application and match for the Categorical Internal Medicine Training Program.
Trainees are guaranteed funding for their clinical years and three years of post-doctoral research. Senior trainees are encouraged to obtain additional funding to facilitate their subsequent transition to their first academic position. Trainees will receive additional funds to assist their career development that include:
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