Internal Medicine Residency

Physician Scientist Pathway

The Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to training leaders in academic medicine in biomedical or health services research, administration, or health care financing. The Physician Scientist Program is sponsored by the William Osler Society of Fellows in Medicine. The program is designed for MD-PhDs or those with significant research experience who are interested in primary research careers.

The program consists of two or three years of intensive clinical work in Internal Medicine residency, followed by clinical fellowship training in the discipline of the resident's choosing and then 3 years of research. The program is designed to meet all criteria required by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Residents are encouraged, but not required, to participate in subspecialty training at HUP.

The Physician Scientist Pathway Program provides the following features:

  • A weekly continuity practice throughout research training.

  • Financial support beyond the expected stipends.

  • The ability to select a research experience, with the assistance of the Director of the Physician Scientist Program and the Fellowship Director, from one of the many opportunities available throughout the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Participation in social gatherings designed to acquaint residents with leaders in academic and biomedical research.

  • A mentorship program with senior physician scientists of the University of Pennsylvania.

Individuals who are interested in any of these Physician Scientist Programs should mark the appropriate area of the application. Questions regarding the Physician Scientist Program or the William Osler Society of Fellows in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should be directed to:

Peter Klein, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Pennsylvania Health System
9-103 Smilow Transplational Research Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104