The aim of the Research Pathway is to train the
next generation of clinician-scientists. The program
emphasizes rigorous clinical training to
provide a solid foundation in the fundamental
knowledge and skills of internal medicine; a
range of activities to allow continued engagement
in scientific topics and work; and, a focus
on mentoring and career development.
The Research Pathway provides flexibility in training duration. Residents may complete the full 3 years of residency training before joining a clinical fellowship or returning to the lab, or may “short-track” into the ABIM Research Pathway after 2 years.
There is not a separate
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
Number for the Research Pathway. Applicants to the Research Pathway
are encouraged to indicate their interest in that
track on their ERAS application (there is a
separate check box), but should list the NRMP
number for the categorical program
(1495140C0) when completing their rank list.
Applications to the Research Pathway are
reviewed by the directors of the Research
Pathway and the Medical House Staff Training
Program. Selected candidates are invited to be
interviewed by both clinical and research faculty
and by the fellowship director or division
chief of the applicant’s future subspecialty area
of interest. Candidates are encouraged to visit
Columbia University Medical Center on the
research-focused interview date.
For more details, please see our Brochure or contact Dr. Jonathan Barasch, MD the director of the Research Pathway.