The Internal Medicine Residency Program at BUMC offers residents specialized tracks, known as pathways, that provide individualized additional training in areas of expertise and distinction. Enrollment in pathways is open to residents in the fall of PGY2.

The Framingham Heart Study is a long term cohort study, currently in it’s third generation, investigating risk factors for cardiovascular disease among the population of Framingham, Massachusetts. The FHS partners with the BU School of Medicine and School of Public Health under the leadership of principal investigator and BU Professor of Medicine Dr. Vasan Ramachandran.

The FHS Pathway offers residents training in clinical epidemiology and provides opportunities for mentored research with established FHS investigators. The pathway is designed for residents who are committed to a career in translational or clinical investigation. Pathway activities involve formal didactics (on research design and methods, introduction to biostatistics, and introduction to cardiovascular epidemiology), mentored original research, “hands-on” engagement in FHS research center activities, and structured career and peer mentorship.