Fellowships in General Internal Medicine

The University of Pittsburgh Division of General Internal Medicine contains two distinct Fellowship programs—one designed for clinician-educators, and the other for clinician-researchers, covering the two major career paths for academic generalists. Both are nationally prominent, competitive two-year programs designed to prepare future leaders and innovators in academic general internal medicine.

Academic Clinician-Educator Scholars (ACES) Fellowship – This fellowship trains future leaders in medical education, and features an integrated program of observed teaching experiences that enhance fellows’ skills in classroom and clinical instruction, curriculum development, professional leadership, medical education, and medical administration. ACES Fellows earn a Master of Science (MS) in Medical Education, which is offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE).

Clinician-Researcher Fellowship – This fellowship is intended for individuals wishing to pursue a career in clinical research, and provides the skills and experiences necessary to develop, execute, interpret, and secure funding for clinical and health services research studies. The foundation of this track is the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program, which is offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE).

Whether in the Clinician-Researcher Fellowship or the Academic Clinician-Educator Scholars (ACES) Fellowship, trainees have the opportunity to focus on a specific content area, or “track.” These Fellowship Tracks (Women’s Health, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Hospital Medicine) apply to both Fellowship Programs.

The DGIM Fellowship Programs, which until 2015 operated as a single, unified program, hold an outstanding record of training accomplished leaders in research and education.

  • 73% of the program’s 78 graduates from 1983 through June 2016 remain in academic medicine, including 95% of the 37 graduates from 2006 to 2017 remain in academic medicine.
  • Graduates hold positions at well-respected institutions all over the country.
  • Among the program’s graduates are:
    • chief executive and medical officers of major health care systems
    • a department chair
    • a vice chair
    • an assistant dean
    • several internal medicine section chiefs
    • national leaders of federal health programs
    • and numerous training program directors

Application for a July 1, 2020 start will open on May 1, 2019 and close on August 15, 2019

To be eligible to apply, applicants must possess a strong interest in academic careers, either as an educator or an investigator; must be a US citizen or permanent resident; and must be board eligible/board certified in internal medicine. (In order to enter the Medicine-Pediatrics “Fellowship Track,” one must be board eligible/board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.).

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