ABIM Research Pathway

ABIM Research Pathway


For housestaff who have extensive research interests and academic subspecialty career goals, we offer an ABIM Research Pathway. This pathway consists of two years of Internal Medicine training in the Categorical track, followed by one or more years of clinical training in a subspecialty, and at least three years of research training. Ongoing Continuity Clinic experience is required during the research years.

Specific requirements may vary among the subspecialities; for more information see Medicine Fellowships. The ABIM Research Pathway is offered in the following subspecialities: Cardiovascular Disease; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism; Hematology and Oncology; Infectious Diseases and International Health; and Nephrology. This pathway is appropriate for residents with a strong research background (usually with a Master’s Degree or Ph.D.) who want to pursue their research interests more quickly than those in the traditional residency program.

In addition to and simultaneously with the ERAS residency application, applicants should submit a letter of interest for the particular subspecialty area to the Chief Resident at Applicants will be notified by the fellowship program if they are invited to interview for the ABIM Research Pathway. An additional interview day is required and provides an opportunity to meet with the faculty in the chosen subspecialty.

Trainees in the Subspecialty Research Pathway program are guaranteed support for their clinical training years and three years of research training. During their research years, trainees are encouraged to seek outside funding to facilitate their transition to independent researchers.

For further information about the ABIM Research Pathway, please visit the ABIM website.


ABIM Research Pathway Program Contact

This program is applied for as a residency program.

If you need additional information, please contact the Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Office at:

Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Office
P.O. Box 800696
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Email: Internal Medicine Residency Program
Tel: 434.924.5725