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There is a long-standing, strong commitment to physician-scientist training at UC San Diego.  Physician-scientist training has also recently assumed renewed importance nationally, at the National Institutes of Health, and at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  It is a particular emphasis of our Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Dr. David Brenner, and Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Steven Garfin, and our Chair of Medicine, Dr. Zea Borok.

Our Physician-Scientist Training Pathway in internal medicine is intended for individuals with a strong commitment to an academic investigative career. The program conforms to the American Board of Internal Medicine guidelines for research residencies.

UC San Diego is a rich and productive biomedical science research community. The research portion of the PSTP consists of mentored research training in leading laboratories in the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine and various other departments in the University.

We suggest that you review the University websites for the Department of Medicine, the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and the Moores Cancer Center, as these will provide further details of the vast research community accessible at UC San Diego.  In addition, opportunities are available at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology.   Additionally, viewing the Medical Scientist Training Program website and the main UC San Diego website will provide you with information about the broad range of research opportunities reaching throughout the UC San Diego community.