Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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The dedicated Physician-Scientist Track aims to support the research careers of MDs and MD/PhDs committed to clinical, transnational, and/or basic science investigation as well as clinical practice. The track guides residents on how best to navigate the challenges of securing research funding and balancing research and clinical work.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Specialty Internal Medicine
Hospital affiliation(s)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Academic affiliation
Harvard Medical School
Director Steven D. Freedman, MD, PhD
Director email
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Website BIDMC Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Track
Telephone (617) 667-5576

Program Description

Just as education in medical school is a rigorous and defined program, the Physician-Scientist Track provides a clear and comprehensive path for residents interested in research and clinical care. Residents in the research track are taught and mentored by some of the brightest research minds in the world. Our Harvard-affiliated faculty members have received the highest national and international honors. They are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and several are fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Application Process

Applicants to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Internal Medicine residency program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All internship positions will be offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: Normal Years; Research Track years (if different)
  • Number of protected research months:
  • Overall Size: Total Students; Students Per Year
  • Research Track Size: Total Students; Students Per Year
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: Yes/No
  • Research Opportunities: (Department Only vs. Campus Wide)
  • Benefits
  • Career Development Opportunities:
    • An assigned mentor whose expertise aligns with the resident’s area of interest. He/she will focus on career mentoring around fellowship and faculty goals, and fellowship application review and counseling.
    • Guidance on grant funding, such as when to apply to maximize faculty opportunities and grant writing courses to bolster writing skills.
    • Opportunities to engage in leading-edge research and publication support.
    • Financial support to attend national meetings.
    • Special curricular offerings designed for Physician-Scientist Track members.
    • Bimonthly meetings of faculty and residents, featuring MD/PhDs who exemplify the breadth of opportunities and strategies for a successful career as a physician-scientist.




Contact Information