Translational Investigator Program
The goal of Stanford’s Translational Investigator Program (TIP) is to provide unparalleled training and mentorship for individuals planning research-intensive careers. The TIP guarantees a fellowship slot for all participants contingent on a solid clinical performance during residency. Applicants are also free to apply to other fellowship programs if they wish.
TIP is designed to integrate clinical and research training beginning in internship (PGY-1) and extending to the completion of a subspecialty fellowship program. In addition to the intensive mentorship opportunities for all Internal Medicine residents, members of TIP are welcomed into the robust community of physician-scientists at Stanford and will be paired with faculty mentors who best suit their career interests. Monthly events are held for TIP members at all training levels, with activities ranging from discussions with leading physician-scientists to skills-based sessions (e.g. learning keys to writing successful grant applications).
Some members of TIP choose to ‘short-track’ into fellowship via the ABIM’s Research Pathway, in which residency training is completed in 2 years in exchange for additional research time during fellowship. However, there is no requirement to short-track, and participants may elect to complete 3 full years of clinical training. Our goal is to provide the best experience for each individual in preparation for a physician-scientist career. The decision to short-track is made jointly between the trainee and the residency program and does not affect the fellowship guarantee.
Stanford TIP trainees enjoy:
- Intensive mentorship opportunities and membership in a robust community of physician-scientists.
- Salary at the full ACGME level according to PGY status from internship/residency through the clinical and research years of the fellowship. (For the research years, this ACGME salary is approximately $80K/year.)
- Additional supplements include up to $9,000 in housing and educational stipends.
- TIP members who have demonstrated a solid performance in Internal Medicine residency will be invited to stay at Stanford for the subspecialty fellowship program with which they interviewed on their TIP application day, should they wish. All TIP participants need to apply for subspecialty fellowship through ERAS and are not obligated to stay at Stanford for fellowship. All fellowship positions are administered through the Match consistent with NRMP policies.
Please feel free to contact the TIP leadership if you have any questions about TIP: