Program Overview

The Physician Fellowships in General Internal Medicine provide fellows a two- to three-year clinical research training experience in either health services research or women’s health. Ideal candidates would be MDs who want to spend the bulk of their careers doing clinical research as principal or independent investigators, or writing grants for research.

The Fellowship provides broad training across a variety of methodologies in clinical research. Typically, fellows spend about 60 to 70 percent of their time on clinical research, 20 percent on didactic clinical research training leading to a master’s degree in clinical research from Duke’s Clinical Research Training Program, and 10 to 20 percent on clinical work to maintain their existing skills.