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Stanford Resident Experience 2020: The TIP Program

Linda Boxer
Vice Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

Ravi Majeti
Division Chief of Hematology and Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

Click here to see this year's Department of Medicine annual report and to learn more about Stanford’s Translational Investigator Program (TIP).

The goal of Stanford’s Translational Investigator Program (TIP) is to provide unparalleled training and mentorship for individuals planning research-intensive careers.

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.

Stanford TIP trainees enjoy:

  • Intensive mentorship opportunities and membership in a robust community of physician-scientists.
  • Salary according to PGY status from internship/residency through the clinical and research years of the fellowship. (For the research years, this salary is according to PGY Level, starting at 83k/year for PGY3.)
  • 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:

Program Co-Directors

Alice Fan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

(650) 498-6000


Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

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Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

(650) 736-7878

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Walter Park, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

(650) 736-5555

Tian Yi Zhang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

(650) 726-1484

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