University of Minnesota PSTP

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University of Minnesota Physician-Scientist Training Program
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Specialty Medicine
Hospital affiliation(s)
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Regions Hospital & Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Academic affiliation
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Established 2002
Director Clifford J. Steer
Director email
steer001@umn.edu
Associate director
Erik J. Peterson
Associate director email
peter899@umn.edu
Administrator
Sarah Johnson Sexton
Administrator email
johns169@umn.edu
Current trainees
18
Trainees per year
3-5
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Website UofMN PSTP
Telephone 612-626-9691
NRMP Number
1334140C1

Program Description

The University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus is home to dynamic research in basic sciences, clinical sciences, biomedical engineering, public health, and health care policy that attract a diverse group of faculty and researchers from around the world. Faculty are nationally recognized for educational leadership, mentorship, and support in scholarship and research. The Medical School is dedicated to providing a high-quality education for trainees of all backgrounds.

For applicants committed to rigorous research training in clinical and basic investigation, the Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) offers a continuous training experience, from internship through fellowship.

The program is individualized to match personal career plans. The University’s collaborative approach to research, exemplified by the interdisciplinary BioDiscovery District, provides a broad variety of scientific opportunities in advanced labs both within and outside of the Medical School. Curriculum is based on and meets the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway.

The University’s Internal Medicine residency program provides training within a diverse patient population across three teaching hospitals. Trainees are encouraged to “short track” clinical training, completing residency in two years through effective Internal Medicine scheduling and support. After residency, in-depth combined research and clinical training is available in one of our eight subspecialty fellowships.

Application Process

New applicants apply through ERAS to the Physician-Scientist Training Program track of the University of Minnesota’s Internal Medicine residency program. All candidates are reviewed by Internal Medicine, and will be asked to confirm fellowship interest after they are invited for a categorical interview. Candidates approved by PSTP and the relevant fellowship program director are invited to dedicated two-day combined residency/fellowship interviews, and will meet with potential scientific mentors as well as subspecialty program leadership.

The Medical School seeks to attain a diverse learning environment through the recruitment of students who are underrepresented in medicine and may also be underrepresented in Minnesota.

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 5 to 8 years depending on whether or not a subspecialty is chosen and whether the trainee chooses to short track
    • Internal Medicine Program: 24 or 36 months residency
    • Subspecialty Program: 24 or 36 months residency; 12-24 months fellowship training
    • Protected research months for either program: 36 months
  • Overall Size: 30 categorical residents, ~11 med-peds residents, and approximately 3 PSTP trainees per year; total research track size is 18 across all years, but varies
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: Yes, 1334140C1
  • Research Opportunities: Campus Wide
  • Benefits: Annual education supplement of $2000 for meeting attendance; personalized mentorship program; career development curriculum (e.g. grant-writing)

Program Tracks

Internal Medicine program or Subspecialty program in one of the following Divisions:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hematology, Oncology & Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases & International Medicine
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care
  • Renal Diseases & Hypertension
  • Rheumatic & Autoimmune Diseases

Brochure

Minnesota page 1 Minnesota page 2

Contact Information

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