The goal of the Program is to optimize clinical training and academic career development during the residency period, while linking trainees with subspecialty programs and mentors, to most effectively develop creative, independent and successful physicians who will become academic leaders in their chosen area of biomedical investigation (basic, translational, clinical or population sciences).
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The University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program has a long history of developing outstanding physician-scientists who become academic leaders. The Department remains very committed to developing and nurturing the careers of future academicians in all areas of biomedical investigation, from bench to bedside to population sciences. Our new Anschutz Medical Campus, coupled with the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), and the Comprehensive Colorado Cancer Center, provide an outstanding, state-of-the-art environment for trainees to obtain clinical and research training. The Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) has been established to formalize this academic training pathway, while providing flexible and individualized training plans, in order to optimize the career success of each trainee. To this end, the PSTP provides linked admission to the categorical IM Residency Program and to the Subspecialty Fellowship Program of the trainee’s choice contingent upon excellent performance during residency training. The PSTP focuses on providing superb clinical training, provides academic career mentoring and advising throughout the combined residency/fellowship training period and into independence, and for eligible candidates, incorporates the “short-track” ABIM Research Pathway option. We seek candidates who have excellent clinical judgment, who are highly committed to an academic career, and who have substantive and productive prior research experience (eg, MD/PhD trainees and MD-only students with research experience either before or during medical school in a year-out program). The PSTP is directed by Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, MD, Professor of Medicine and of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, and Director, Medical Scientist Training Program.
We will only sponsor J1visas through ECFMG for PSTP.
Applicants interested in applying to the PSTP should apply via ERAS to NRMP 1076140C2. Once invited for an interview, candidates should submit (1) Letters from previous research mentor(s), if not submitted with the ERAS application; and (2) Area(s) of subspecialty interest and names of interest faculty who might serve as research mentors, so that appropriate interviews with fellowship program(s) can be arranged at the time of residency interviews.
Physician Scientist Training Program
Department of Medicine
12631 E 17th Ave, B177
Academic Office One
8th floor, room 8411
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-1784 Email: PSTP@ucdenver.edu