Training and Environment

Clinical and Research Training

The Department of Internal Medicine is committed to the policies and procedures of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Research Pathway, assuring that individuals will be eligible for board certification in Internal Medicine and in a subspecialty during the training program.

For the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years, individuals participate fully in the categorical internal medicine program. Because of the shortened period of time spent in the core program, rotation scheduling will be individualized to assure appropriate training before entering the fellowship program.

Close integration is maintained with the University of Michigan Medical School’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

The duration of the program will be 6-7 years, depending on the individual’s choice of subspecialty training program. Individuals are eligible for Internal Medicine Board Certification in August of the PGY-4 year, and for Subspecialty Board Certification in November of the PGY-6 or PGY-7 year.

During the final year of the program, faculty appointment as an Instructor is anticipated, based on satisfactory clinical and research progress.

Significant financial support is available for research endeavors and faculty development, based on each individual’s needs and goals.

Individuals enrolled in the program participate in career development seminars during their training, including interaction with MSTP students.

Research Environment

The Department of Internal Medicine provides a vibrant, interactive environment for basic, clinical, and translational research. Michigan Medicine typically ranks in the top 10 for Internal Medicine and in the top 20 for Research and Primary Care per U.S. News & World Report academic rankings. 

The Department of Internal Medicine has recruited many physician scientists to join our faculty. Several innovative centers and organized research programs provide an innovative approach to interdisciplinary research.