Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

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 review applications of all candidates who hold a PhD and determine their suitability for the research path here at OHSU. We may reach out to candidates to request supplemental information if we feel unable to make a decision without additional detail. Otherwise, we will communicate out decision to candidates as soon as review of their application is complete.

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