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Internal Medicine Residency Research Opportunities for Internal Medicine Residents

Research Opportunities for Internal Medicine Residents

Residents in the Internal Medicine Residency program in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine are encouraged to collaborate with NYU Langone faculty members to participate in a scholarly research endeavor during the course of their residency. We offer flexible options for pursuing basic, translational, and clinical research.

Research in Postgraduate Year 1

Incoming interns participate in professional career development counseling that includes specialty-specific advising and scholarly research mentoring. Early in postgraduate year one, or PGY-1, you are encouraged to identify your research interests and connect with principal investigators.

Research in Postgraduate Year 2

During postgraduate year two, or PGY-2, you participate in a two-week research block to learn the basics of research methodology and develop the skills necessary to complete a research project within the time constraints of a busy residency schedule. You work in small teams to create a research protocol with guidance from a faculty mentor and attend lectures on topics such as research design, subjects and sampling, hypothesis testing, and data presentation. The experience culminates in the presentation of your research protocol to peers and faculty.

Research in Postgraduate Year 3 and Beyond

In postgraduate year three, or PGY-3, you conduct clinical or bench research during two- and four-week elective blocks or as continuity research. Other options include taking a year off from the usual residency curriculum to perform research.

If you wish to pursue research in basic science and complete a specialty fellowship, you can apply to the physician–scientist residency track, which consolidates clinical training from three years into two so that you begin a research fellowship early.

If you have an interest in conducting translational, clinical, or population-based research, you can apply to the clinical investigator residency track and complete a certification in Intensive Training in Research Statistics, Ethics, and Protocol Informatics and Design (INTREPID). The credits you earn from the certification are applicable to the MS in Clinical Investigation degree.

In this program, you are paired with a clinical research mentor to ensure that you engage with research faculty early and regularly throughout your residency training.

Contact Us

Research in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine is overseen by Glenn I. Fishman, MD, vice chair for research. If you have questions about research opportunities within the department, contact Ronald Sliwinski, administrator, at