ABIM Research Track

For applicants 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 at least three years of mentored research training and one or more years of clinical training in a subspecialty. Ongoing continuity clinic experience is required during the research years.

Distinctive Features

Specific requirements may vary among the subspecialties (see more information in the links below). ABIM research pathways are offered in these subspecialties:

The research pathway is appropriate for candidates with a strong research background (usually indicated by a master’s degree or PhD) who want to pursue their research interests more intensively than is possible in a traditional residency program.

Financial Support

During the clinical years, trainees receive an annual stipend of $2,500 to cover books and equipment and an additional travel stipend of $1,500 a year. During the three research years, their base salary is supplemented by an additional $15,000 annually. This supplement is increased to $20,000 during the last year of training if the trainee submits a K award or similar career development grant.