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Program structure

The Finberg PSTP offers comprehensive training through mentorship, fellowship planning, and a curriculum specifically designed to prepare trainees for careers as physician-scientists. Training culminates with successful research funding and a transition to a career as an independent investigator. Below is a table that outlines the program structure. Beyond the primary program components, the training program also offers several incentives and benefits to our trainees. Learn more about program incentives.

    Residency Fellowship Independence
  Before Arriving Intern Junior Senior Clinical Fellow Research Fellow (early) Research Fellow (late) Principal Investigator
Mentorship Scientific mentor wish list Fellowship, research planning Grant/Award planning Job planning/search
Meet with potential scientific mentors Begin/continue search for scientific advisor/PI Select scientific advisor/PI  
Yearly meetings with Finberg PSTP leadership
Biannual meetings with Chief residents and Program Director  
Biannual meetings with career coach
Fellowship Planning Preliminary plans to short track Strategically scheduled electives  

Short tracking fellowship meeting (spring
Fellowship interview (fall); match (winter)  
  Standard pathway fellowship meeting (spring)

Interview (fall); match (winter)

Curriculum   Clinical core (fall)  
Scientific talks (DoM Research Seminar Series, Medical Grand Rounds)
Research in Progress
Career development sessions; Grants 101, Grants 201, Finances, Negotiation, Treacherous Transitions, Work/Life Balance...  
Annual Finberg PSTP Retreat
Annual Finberg PSTP Graduation
Research Funding     Foundation, T/F Foundation, K K→R Transition

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