Research Opportunities During Residency and Fellowship

In addition to the standard research opportunities offered to all residents and fellows within the department, we also offer, on a competitive basis, more intensive research training for those individuals with a demonstrated interest and background. Applicants interested in these programs should discuss with the residency or fellowship director as appropriate.

Fifth-Year Research Training

Resident applicants with a strong track record (typically MD/PhD but other intensive research training may be suitable) in research may apply for a fifth-year research position. This position, funded by the University, will allow the resident to have an immersive experience in an approved, externally funded (typically NIH) laboratory located within the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown, or any of its affiliated hospitals. The expectation is that the resident will produce a hypothesis-driven first author paper and will maintain a presence within the clinical department at seminars and grand rounds.

Two-Year Research Fellowship

Fellowship applicants with a very strong track record (typically MD/Phd but other intensive research training may be suitable) in research may apply for a two year research position to follow any of our 1 or 2 year clinical fellowships.This position, funded by the University, will allow the fellow to have an immersive experience in an approved, externally funded (typically NIH) laboratory located within the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown, or any of its affiliated hospitals. The expectation is that the fellow will produce hypothesis driven first author papers, will maintain a presence within the clinical department at seminars and grand rounds, and will submit a mentored career scientist award (ie NIH K-08) in their second year. This position is designed for individuals with a deep commitment to an NIH funded career in academic pathology.