Research Training

The Department of Medicine and the Section of Infectious Diseases, in particular, are leaders in research. In 2022, the School of Medicine had approximately $41 million dollars in research funding and Boston Medical Center $27 million dollars. The Department of Medicine has about $100 million dollars in research funding per year.

Trainees complete a scholarly project as part of their fellowship training.  Fellow applicants are encouraged to choose the area of concentration (below) that is consistent with their interests. Please examine the academic profiles of our faculty to identify potential mentors you would like to meet during your interview.

For fellows interested in a research-based academic career – either clinical or bench research – we believe three years of training (i.e., at least one year beyond the core 2-year ID fellowship) is a minimal requirement to begin an independent research career. Early identification of mentors will allow us to explore options for funding beyond the second year.

For fellows interested in a third-year research training program, click here for more information.

Research Showcase:

Karen Jacobson, MD, MPH


Andrew Henderson, PhD


Please review the areas of concentration for more information: