Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PSTP

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The Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine trains physicians who have a strong commitment to academic careers as both clinicians and researchers. This program merges the outstanding clinical training provided by Cedars-Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and fellowships with the world-renowned clinical, translational and basic science research programs.

Cedars-Sinai Physician-Scientist Training Program
Specialty Multidisciplinary
Hospital affiliation(s)
Cedars-Sinai
Academic affiliation
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Administrator
Sheryl Katzovitz
Program email
internal.medicine@cshs.org
Location Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Website Cedars-Sinai PSTP
Telephone (310) 423-5161
NRMP Number
Varies by discipline

Program Description

The Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Medicine trains physicians who have a strong commitment to academic careers as both clinicians and researchers. This program merges the outstanding clinical training provided by Cedars-Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and fellowships with the world-renowned clinical, translational and basic science research programs.

The mission of the PSTP is to provide early and individualized support to highly motivated trainees as they develop their academic careers. This program combines internal medicine and research training to streamline the progression and maturation of the trainee with an ultimate goal of having an independently funded research program.

The PSTP is geared toward graduates who have extensive research training and established interests in clinical, translational and/or basic science research. Therefore, most applicants will have already preselected their subspecialty fellowship track during the PSTP application process. However, the program also offers the opportunity for highly qualified candidates to pursue an academic investigative career in General Internal Medicine.

Application Process

Applications to the Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) are accepted through ERAS as a separate program from the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. Individuals may choose to apply to both programs.

PSTP applicants must have received, or be candidates for

  • A combined MD/PhD degree, or
  • An MD degree and have a strong record of significant research experience

Candidates must also meet the general application requirements for our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. At least one and preferably three letters of recommendation should be submitted from research mentors. Please refer to the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Application Process page for details. https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Graduate-Medical-Education/Residency-Programs/Internal-Medicine/Internal-Medicine-Residency-Training-Program-Application-Process.aspx

Additionally, if not explicitly stated in your personal statement, candidates must submit a supplemental letter detailing

  • Prior research experience
  • Career goals, including areas of research interest
  • General internal medicine or subspecialty area of interest, if any
  • Individual Cedars-Sinai investigators you would like to meet on your interview day, if any

Subspecialty fellowship programs will offer acceptance of PSTP trainees to their programs at the time of the residency match.

Program Information

General Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 6-7 years depending on specialty (if short tracking)
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: Yes
  • NRMP Program Code: 1030140C1
  • Number of Protected Research Months: 3 years of protected research time
  • Research Opportunities: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Labs/
  • Benefits: $1,000 per year for conference travel during PGY 1&2; $15,000 stipend per year during research years

Contact Information

  • Residency Director: Amanda Ewing, MD
  • PSTP Director: Peter Chen, MD
  • Program Administrator: Sheryl Katzovitz
  • Program Email: internal.medicine@cshs.org
  • Program Website: Cedars-Sinai PSTP
  • Telephone: (310) 423-5161
  • Address: 8700 Beverly Blvd.; Becker Building, Room B105-A; Los Angeles, CA 90048

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