Project: Research project

Project Details


This application requests support for an institutional Physician Scientist
Program to provide individuals with recently-awarded M.D. degrees the
opportunity to undertake up to five years of specialized study in basic
sciences and supervised laboratory research experience for the development
of research skills in a fundamental science. Support is also requested to
provide medical students with up to two years of advanced didactic training
and an intensive research experience before completing their medical
studies. The aims of this program are to facilitate the development of
clinicians into independent and productive investigators capable of
competing successfully for NIH research support, to provide research
experience early enough in the clinical career path to have an impact on
clinical specialty decisions, and to promote the development of research
skills in clinical areas encompassed by the NIADDK mission. This program
is specifically designed as a consortium effort of basic science and
clinical departments and their faculty to provide physicians in early
stages of training with a broad base of knowledge and depth of experience
in an area of basic biomedical science closely related to the four major
program areas of NIADDK. The program is designed along two tracks. The
major or Postgraduate track, provides entry for individuals with the M.D.
degree who have completed postgraduate Year 01 of house staff training and
are highly committed to the pursuit of a career in academic medicine and
research. A second, or Predoctoral track, is intended to provide entry for
medical students who have completed two or three years of the four-year
medical curriculum and are prepared to undertake a limited but intensive
course of study in research to further their career objectives before
completion of medical studies. Faculty for this program have been
identified on the basis of their recognition as outstanding and productive
investigators in a basic science research area related to the program areas
of NIADDK or in interdisciplinary basic science areas which underlie the
Institute program areas. Potential sponsors have been drawn from the basic
science departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology,
Pharmacology and Physiology and from the clinical departments of
Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics.
Effective start/end date7/1/846/30/92


  • National Institutes of Health: $152,345.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $68,304.00


  • Medicine(all)


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