About the Physician-Scientist Training Program 

The mission of the Vanderbilt University Internal Medicine Residency is to promote discovery of new biomedical knowledge and translation of this knowledge to patient care through the training and development of physician-scientists. The Vanderbilt Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is strongly committed to the career development of physician-scientists who utilize the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Research Pathway to facilitate combined clinical and research training. Training is enhanced by membership in the Harrison Society, a select peer group of physician-scientists in training that facilitates mentoring by Vanderbilt faculty and distinguished visiting professors.

Since 1999, the Vanderbilt PSTP has sought to recruit trainees who seek high quality clinical training,  a cutting edge research experience, and the opportunity to become a future leader in academic medicine.  Currently, 28 residents and fellows are enrolled in the program with 4-5 new trainees matriculated each year (50 alumni have completed the program since 1999). Our group has been geographically diverse representing 40 different U.S. medical schools from 22 states. Approximately two thirds of our trainees hold both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.