Physician Scientist Training Program

The Department of Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Program view physician scientists as critical to the advancement of medicine through the expertise of clinical medicine and biomedical research.  We support the training of research scientist through the ABIM Research Pathway. The divisions of Hematology-Oncology, Pulmonary Critical Care, Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology and Nephrology are ready to support the training pathway of interested candidates. This pathway permits a resident to satisfy training requirements for certification in Internal Medicine and their chosen subspecialty plus an additional 2-3 years of research training. We look forward to supporting you in the next stage of your career.

Once ERAS opens, we will reach out to candidates who hold a PhD and ask that they complete a supplemental questionnaire to help us learn more about their specific research and specialty areas of interest, as well as any interest in the ABIM Research Pathway. If you are not a PhD and are interested in the ABIM Research Pathway, please reach out to Dena Dowhaniuk, Educational Programs Manager, so that she may make a note in your application and send you the supplemental questionnaire. 

David Jacoby - Chair Introduction

I am greatly honored to lead the Department of Medicine in this exciting time of expansion in all our mission areas. 

We will continue to expand our clinical activities, sustaining and building upon our commitment to the highest quality patient care and growing to take advantage of new clinical opportunities.  We remain dedicated to caring both for the population of Oregon and for others coming to Portland for cutting edge treatments.

At the same time we will continue to explore new approaches to the diagnosis and management of disease, fostering a vibrant research portfolio and partnering with other clinical and basic science departments, as well as with our Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute.  Our physicians and physician-scientists work side by side with basic and translational researchers to better understand the mechanisms of disease, and to design and test new treatments. As a fellow physician scientist, I enjoy the same camaraderie in my research and see the benefits of an institution who is committed to furthering innovation and scientific discovery. 

We are excited that you are interested in joining our residency and fellowship programs in order to further your scientific and clinical career. We will support your career interest, find the best mentors and help you achieve success in the next phase of becoming a physician scientist.

It is a privilege to lead such an outstanding group of colleagues, students, and co-workers in the Department of Medicine and we look forward to you becoming a part of that group.

David B. Jacoby, M.D.
Chair, Department of Medicine
Laurence Selling Chair of Medicine
Director, MD/PhD Training Program
Oregon Health and Science University      

Dr. David Lewinsohn
We offer our full support for residents who chose the Physician Scientist Pathway.
This support begins in the intern year as we help the resident find an appropriate research mentor, and help the resident begin to develop this interest. As Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, I will meet individually with each resident, and will continue these meetings and support throughout the residency and fellowship.
Within the Department of Medicine, we are committed to a culture of scholarship that reaches into the clinical training, and strives to bring together physician scientists throughout the department. This is exemplified by our Research Grand Rounds which features the research of young scientists in the Department.
Trainee success will depend on adequate support during the research years following the clinical fellowship training .  This support takes the form of adequate protected time, mentorship, and financial resources.  While these comes primarily from the fellow's Division and mentor, additional support comes from NIH T32 training grants within the Division, and where needed, from the Department of Medicine itself.  Finally, OHSU provides an outstanding environment for the aspiring physician scientist, as the School of Medicine supports diverse research experiences within its Departments and Institutes, as well as the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute which offers advanced training in clinical research. 
We welcome young physician scientists to our department, and look forward to helping you succeed during your training and beyond. 
David Lewinsohn M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Director OHSU Center for Global Child Health Research, Department of Pediatrics