ABIM Research Track

ABIM Research Track

C1-3.jpgFor applicants who have extensive research interests and academic subspecialty career goals, we offer an ABIM Research Pathway or "Fast Track". This pathway consists of two years of Internal Medicine training in the Categorical track, followed by at least three years of mentored research training and additional one or more years of clinical training in a subspecialty. Ongoing Continuity Clinic experience is required during the research years.

Specific requirements may vary among the subspecialities (see more information in the links below). We offer the ABIM Research Pathway in these subspecialities:


This pathway is appropriate for candidates with a strong research background (usually with a Master's Degree or Ph.D.) who want to pursue their research interests more quickly than those in the traditional residency program.

In addition to, and simultaneously with, the ERAS residency application, applicants should submit a letter of interest for the particular subspecialty area to Kathleen McManus, Chief Resident, at km8jr@virginia.edu. Applicants will be notified by the fellowship program if they are invited to interview for the ABIM Research Pathway. An additional interview day is required the day following the residency interview and provides an opportunity to meet with the faculty in the chosen subspecialty. Trainees in the ABIM Research Pathway program are guaranteed support for their clinical training years and three years of research training. During their research years, trainees are encouraged to seek outside funding to facilitate their transition to independent researchers.

For further information about the ABIM Research Pathway, please visit the ABIM website. If you need additional information, please contact:

Kathleen McManus, Chief Resident, km8jr@virginia.edu, or the ABIM Short Track Faculty Liaisons:
Dr. Molly Hughes, mah3x@virginia.edu
Dr. Eric Houpt, erh6k@virginia.edu


The Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Office can be contacted at 434-924-5725, or at the following address:

Internal Medicine Residency Program
imresidency@virginia.edu
P.O. Box 800696
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, VA 22908