Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) at Ohio State
Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD
Assistant Program Director for Research
Director Physician Scientist Training Program
The Department of Internal Medicine’s commitment to the career development of young physicians and academic mission to pursue novel disease prevention and treatment strategies has led to the development of the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) in 2013. This program merges the outstanding clinical training provided by the Department of Internal Medicine with an intensive mentorship program focused on development of essential skill sets for the physician scientist. Trainees have the opportunity to participate in one of eight existing T32 training programs within the medical center, access to a multidisciplinary mentorship team, access to didactics and workshops within the Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTS) and financial support for career development activities. Goals of the PSTP are to provide a combined training experience in Internal medicine and subspecialty of choice with a focus on linking trainees with post graduate research mentors. Emphasis is placed on optimizing career development to transition efficiently into an independently funded faculty position. The overarching goal of the program is to produce outstanding physician scientists who are committed to the pursuit of an independent academic career pathway.
Lapo Alinari, MD, PhD, is a current PSTP trainee and his biography can be read here.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION:
Individuals who hold an MD/PhD degree or an MD degree with significant research experience are eligible for the PSTP Research Pathway. Categorical residents interested in obtaining extended research blocks will be invited to submit an application outlining scope of the research project, timeline and mentorship information. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview with the Department, faculty within subspecialty of interest and the PSTP Director. Questions regarding eligibility can be sent directly to Dr. Robert Baiocchi (email@example.com).
Internal Medicine Training - 24 months
Direct Patient Care - 20 months
Subspecialty Training - 12-24 months (Dependent on subspeciality)
Research Training (80%) - 36 months
Ambulatory Clinic During Research Training - ½ day per week
For select, qualified candidates, option to join faculty during last year of training (Instructor or Assistant Professor)Targeted ABIM Internal Medicine Board Eligibility: PGY 4
Targeted ABIM Subspecialty Board Eligibility: PGY 5 or 6 (Depending on subspecialty)
|Year 1||Internship||$4,000||support for travel to a national meeting, journals|
|Year 2||Junior Residency||$4,000||support for travel to a national meeting, journals|
|Year 3||Clinical Fellowship||$4,000||support for a computer and software, travel to a national meeting, journals|
|Year 4-6||Research||$15,000||$10,000 to supplement salary; $5,000 to support travel and other expenses|