Translational Investigator Program
Stanford’s Physician Scientist Training Residency Translational Investigator Program Helps Doctors Pursue Medical Breakthroughs
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve ever done? For Stanford physician-scientist Judith Shizuru, it’s development of an antibody-based therapy to replace bone marrow transplantation. In her role as clinician and researcher, her work is nothing shy of revolutionary: she’s changing how we treat diseases.
You can be part of these exciting changes in medicine, too: Stanford has a training program designed specifically for residents interested in becoming both doctors and investigators. If you have the curiosity and drive to translate science from the bench to the bedside, you’ll want to consider Stanford’s Translational Investigator Program (TIP).
Here, Dr. Shizuru discusses how translational research is finding a “sweet spot” and says, as a result, she can see “there’s a new era coming.”
Applying for Stanford’s Translational Investigator Program
TIP provides unparalleled training for individuals planning research-intensive careers. It integrates clinical and research experience beginning in internship (PGY-1) and extending to the completion of a subspecialty fellowship program.
Successful candidates enjoy:
How to apply
Interested candidates apply through ERAS to the “Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Program” (Categorical Program). At the time you are invited to interview, you will be asked about TIP. Please express your interest at that time.
Here’s how the TIP interview process works:
TIP Opens the Door to a Robust Community of Physician Scientists
Stanford’s TIP program has a long and proud history of training premier physician-scientists who have become leaders in fields throughout Internal Medicine. 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.
On finding mentors for candidates
As Dr. Ravi Majeti says in the video above, “We have pioneering research scientists in a wide range of disciplines. The amazing thing about these investigators is not their individual accomplishments but that they see their role in a broader community of translational investigators whether it be in immunology, bioengineering or stem cell biology (some of the real strengths of Stanford Medicine). And certainly our trainees have the opportunity to get involved in those programs and projects during their research years.”
SAMPLE LIST OF RESEARCH PROJECTS & AWARDS?
In addition to opportunities specific to TIP, trainees benefit from an incredible network of fellow residents in other programs, as well as Stanford’s proximity to Silicon Valley, one of the world’s largest hubs of innovation.
You can learn more about resident, campus and Bay Area life here:
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