ABIM Research Track

Boston University Medical Campus provides an outstanding environment for the training and development of physician-scientists and clinical investigators. The ABIM Research Track in our Internal Medicine Residency Program integrates training in clinical medicine and research for individuals committed to a career in basic science or clinical research.

Training and Board Eligibility Requirements

Requirement Time-period
Internal Medicine Clinical Training (Residency Portion of ABIM Track) 24 months (at least 20 months of direct patient care)
Sub-specialty clinical training For training in allergy and immunology, endocrinology, geriatrics, infectious disease, nephrology, and rheumatology – 12 months For training in gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, pulmonary-critical care medicine, and rheumatology-allergy and immunology combined program – 18 months For training in cardiology – 24 months
Research Training 36 months (at least 80% of time)
Ambulatory Clinic during research training Half-day per week
Minimum training length For training in allergy and immunology, endocrinology, geriatrics, infectious disease, nephrology, and rheumatology – 6 years For training in gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, pulmonary-critical care medicine, and rheumatology-allergy and immunology combined program – 6 years and 6 months For training in cardiology – 7 years
Internal Medicine Board Examination Eligibility During the summer of PGY4
Subspecialty Board Examination Eligibility For training in allergy and immunology, endocrinology, geriatrics, infectious disease, nephrology, and rheumatology – Fall PGY 6 For training in gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, pulmonary-critical care medicine, and rheumatology-allergy and immunology combined program, cardiology – Fall PGY 7
Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Board Certification Eligibility After the completion of minimum training length