Dr. Joan Beckman

The Department of Medicine at the University of North Carolina is committed to the development of physician-scientists and now will offer a program to recruit and train young physicians who intend to pursue academic careers devoted to medical research. This program will allow candidates with significant research experience (PhD, MPH, or equivalent research background) to complete Internal Medicine residency, fellowship, and postdoctoral research training via the ABIM Research Pathway.

A Collaborative Environment at UNC

UNC provides a rich and collaborative environment to support the career development needs of physician-scientists. The UNC School of Medicine was 13th and the Department of Medicine 6th in the 2014 national rankings for federal research funding. Successfully funded faculty members in every Division are eager to mentor developing physician-scientists.

UNC’s basic science departments are nationally ranked and committed to working with physicians. The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina is the 2nd ranked school of public health in the nation and a rich source of mentors for Physician-Scientist scholars pursuing high impact epidemiology research.

Learn more about the Program


Dr. Jose Martinez
We welcome Dr. José C. Martínez to the UNC PSTP. Dr. Martínez earned his M.D./Ph.D. from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.


Dr. Sarah Rutstein (PGY2) was selected as co-winner of the Bondurant-Ehringhaus Award.

We hosted Dr. Patrick Hu, Director of the Physician-Scientist Training Program, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for Medicine Grand Rounds on April 25, 2019. You can view the video of his lecture here.