The Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program (PTSP) accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service. This program is separate from the Internal Medicine Residency 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 1—and preferably 3—letters of recommendation should be submitted from research mentors. Please see the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Application Process for details.
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
Please send any supplementary information and/or request your letter writers send letters of recommendation via email directly to email@example.com.
Subspecialty fellowship programs will offer acceptance of PSTP trainees to their programs at the time of the residency match.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although a PhD is not necessary to apply, this program is geared toward trainees who have already undergone a substantial amount of research training. Those seeking careers as academic internists engaging in clinical research may not necessarily have a PhD—but they must demonstrate a substantial research track record to support their application.
Yes. International medical graduates who meet the requirements for the program are invited to apply.
Yes. A $15,000 stipend is provided during the research years in addition to each resident's respective PGY scale.
Have Questions or Need Help?
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Internal Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program at Cedars-Sinai, please send us a message.
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