University of North Carolina Physician Scientist Training Program

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University of North Carolina
Specialty Internal Medicine
Hospital affiliation(s)
UNC Hospitals'
Academic affiliation
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director Joseph (Alex) Duncan, MD/PhD
Director email
Location Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Website PSTP Website
NRMP Number

Program Description

"The Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is committed to the development of physician-scientists and now will offer a program to recruit and train young physicians who intend to pursue academic careers devoted to medical research. This program will allow candidates with significant research experience (PhD, MPH, or equivalent research background) to complete Internal Medicine residency, fellowship, and postdoctoral research training via the ABIM Research Pathway. The goal of the first research year is to provide a solid foundation of mentorship and technical training that will launch the scholar’s independent academic career. Goals for years 2-3 are to complete research and training needed for the scholars to present themselves as independent investigators to junior faculty selection committees and funding agencies. Fellowship programs will guarantee 80% protected research time. The Department of Medicine commitment to PSTP scholars will include: 1) Training in Internal Medicine and subspecialty of chosen by trainee through the ABIM Research Pathway 2) Guaranteed salary support for protected research time of at least 80% during research years 3) Faculty appointment during final year of ABIM Research Pathway training 4) Up to $100,000 to support research project development during research years 5) Regular meetings with PSTP leadership and colleagues covering both science, grant development and career development" [1]

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Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 6-7
  • Number of protected research months: 24-36
  • Overall Size: Unknown
  • Research Track Size: Unknown
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: Unsure NRMP numbers: 1900140C1
  • Research Opportunities: Uknown
  • Benefits: Unknown
  • Career Development Opportunities: Unknown
  • Job Placement: Unknown
  • Funding success: Unknown

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