Physician Scientist Training Pathway

The Physician-Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP) is designed to streamline postgraduate training and to foster the early career development of physician-scientists who will be future leaders in academic medicine. The PSTP integrates residency training, clinical fellowship, and basic or clinical postdoctoral research training, thus facilitating the transition period between completion of the MD degree and first faculty position. Iowa’s PSTP is unique in the breadth of clinical programs and research opportunities. In addition to internal medicine, we accept trainees in eight departments and support research training with numerous T32 training grants.

Key Features

  • Individualized training for physician-scientists
  • Personalized career mentorship (program leadership, research mentor, mentoring committee)
  • Option of ABIM Research Pathway
  • Flexibility in clinical rotations and research training
  • Wide-range of training opportunities in basic or clinical research
  • Numerous enrichment activities including a noon seminar series that focuses on discussions related to career development, specific research projects, and keys to successful grant applications
  • Supplemental stipend for academic allowance and salary
    • $4,000/yr as academic allowance
    • $15,000/yr as supplemental salary stipend during research phase of training
  • Guaranteed subspecialty fellowship position

Program website

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Contact Information

Marian Carson
PSTP Program Coordinator
200 CMAB
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-6760

David Stoltz, MD, PhD
Director, PSTP Program