Physician-Investigator Pathway

The Physician-Investigator Pathway is designed for individuals envisioning careers as independent investigators in the diverse fields of cardiovascular medicine. This four-year program includes two years of core clinical training plus an additional two years of intensive basic, translational or clinical research training supported by our NIH Training Program in Cardiovascular Sciences. Those individuals specializing in clinical research may also wish to consider entering the NYU School of Medicine Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation training program.  Applicants interested in the Physician-Scientist Pathway are strongly encouraged to explore the research interests of our Training Faculty and to directly contact potential mentors to discuss ongoing and potential projects. 

Two tracks are available, depending upon whether the candidate seeks to focus primarily on Basic Science or Clinical Investigation.

Basic Science Track

During the investigative phase of this track, trainees will formulate and vigorously pursue a significant research project under the mentorship of an established investigator at NYU School of Medicine, from either within the Division of Cardiology or another academic unit. They also will participate in the outpatient Cardiology continuity clinic and various educational activities including seminars, lectures and workshops. During the clinical phase, trainees acquire the requisite clinical knowledge base and procedural skills to function as outstanding consultative cardiovascular specialists and educators.

At the end of the training program, fellows will have completed all of the requirements of our ACGME-accredited training program in Cardiovascular Disease and will be eligible to sit for the ABIM Certifying Examination. Fellows in this pathway are expected to submit K-level grant proposals to the NIH or other agencies during the last year of their training program.

 

Clinical Investigator Track

This track is designed for individuals interested in embarking upon careers as independent clinical/translational investigators and educators. Typically, during the investigative years, fellows will pursue the NYU Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation degree program, with its relevant course work in biostatistics and clinical trial design. Under the auspices of faculty members from our Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, trainees will become exposed to the portfolio of projects ongoing within the Division of Cardiology. They will then identify a mentor and formulate an area of investigation that will be intensively pursued for their masters degree thesis, creating a solid foundation for a career in clinical investigation. They will also participate in Cardiology continuity clinic and various educational activities including seminars, lectures and worskshops. The clinical years will afford trainees in this pathway the requisite knowledge-base and procedural skills to function as outstanding consultative cardiovascular specialists.


For additional information, contact:

Shari Smith
Coordinator, Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease
T: 212-263-6587
Email: Shari Smith

Barry P. Rosenzweig, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director, Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease
T: 212-263-6587
F: 212-263-7060
Email: Barry P. Rosenzweig