Curriculum

Core Training

The curriculum is structured to provide support for PSTP trainees beginning in residency. In fellowship, grant-writing seminars, responsible conduct of research courses and didactics are available. PSTP, residency, and fellowship mentors provide guidance throughout training. Educational supplements encourage trainee participation in scientific meetings. PSTP dinners build community and offer insights from distinguished physician-scientists.

Community

The University of Minnesota campus nestles on the Mississippi River between the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Arts, culture, professional sports, and culinary experiences abound in this metro area of 3 million residents. Transit options are plentiful, from light rail to extensive bike trails maintained year-round. An abundance of natural resources, including more than 20 metro lakes, provide a rich array of recreational activities that vary through Minnesota's four seasons. The Twin Cities combine big-city amenities and diversity with the friendliness of small town.

Core Training Requirements

PSTP meets ABIM Research Pathway guidelines. Trainees may choose to pursue either the Internal Medicine Research Pathway or, for those with interests in Internal Medicine fellowships, the Subspecialty Research Pathway.

Internal Medicine Research Pathway

  • Resident Training: 24 months, including 20 months of direct patient care
  • Intensive Research Training: 36 months
  • Continuity Clinic: one half-day per week

Total training: five years leading to eligibility to sit for the IM certification exam.

Subspecialty Research Pathway

  • Resident Training: 24 months, including 20 months of direct patient care
  • Fellowship Clinical Training: 12 to 24 months, depending on specialty
  • Intensive Research Training: 36 months
  • Continuity Clinic: one half-day per week

Total training: six to seven years leading to eligibility to sit for IM and specialty certification exams.