Department of Medicine
Physician Scientist Pathway
The MetroHealth Physician Scientist Pathway (MHPSP) in the Department of Medicine is an innovative educational program designed to promote the development of future leaders in academic medicine. The most highly qualified applicants to the Internal Medicine Residency Program will be admitted to the MHPSP program on a competitive basis (one per year).
Applicants must apply through ERAS and be accepted concurrently into a subspecialty program (e.g., cardiology, health services research). The program provides trainees with three contiguous years of dedicated scientific training by allowing participants to complete clinical Internal Medicine training in two years, and enter into research training prior to initiation of subspecialty training. Therefore, following a six to seven year period, in addition to achieving board eligibility in Internal Medicine and their clinical subspecialty, each trainee undergoes rigorous research training. In addition to in-depth scientific training, the program offers close supervision, oversight, and mentorship to assure that each trainee is best prepared for a career in academic medicine.
For more information, you are encouraged to see our Research WebSite.