Department of Medicine Residency Training

Intensified Research Rotation

"In addition to the strong clinical focus at Montefiore, I was able to take advantage of several research projects conducted within the department of medicine. The work ethic that I developed in residency has served me well as a clinical and research fellow in a busy fellowship program." 

Laura Paulin, MD, MHS
Program Graduate
Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

General Description 

The Categorical Track Intensified Research Rotation structure is designed to give selected residents concentrated mentored exposure to either basic or clinical research. Residents who qualify for this rotation will have a specially designed schedule during their second year.

Rotation Outline 

Select residents will be scheduled for three months of consecutive protected research time, the maximum allowed by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The protected research time will be drawn from general elective time, resulting in less general elective time overall.

Residents will continue their weekly continuity clinic and will have coverage responsibilities that, across the years, will be equal to that of their peers in the program. Their other clinical rotations will be identical to those of the other categorical residents and will meet all ABIM requirements for board eligibility.

Research Symposium Highlights

Montefiore Einstein Resident/Fellow Research Symposium 2016
Montefiore Einstein Resident/Fellow Research Symposium 2016 watch video

Application Process 

Applications will be accepted November 15 through December 15 of the PGY-1 year. This will allow time for acclimatization to the residency and to permit consideration of a project.

Evaluation and approval will be done in a timely fashion, allowing lead time to develop an appropriate PGY-2 year schedule.

The application process will include development of an idea, identification of a suitable mentor and a brief outline of the research plan.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Curriculum vitae (1 or 2 pages)
  2. One-page description of the proposed study
  3. Brief personal statement explaining their reasons for participating
  4. Biosketch of the research mentor with the mentor’s statement of support, comments on the feasibility of the research and documentation of their commitment to the resident

Mentors are available for projects in all Medicine Subspecialties as well as in General Medicine.

Selection Process 

Candidates will be selected by a faculty committee. Preference will be given to candidates who have: 

  • strong desire to become clinical or basic researchers
  • planned a research project that is feasible and relevant
  • participated in research in the past
  • performed well on their clinical rotations
  • chosen productive mentors with strong track record in basic or clinical research

Expectations for Chosen Applicants 

Once chosen, residents will work with their mentor to prepare for their research rotation so that all the necessary requirements (IRB approval, research safety requirements etc) are fulfilled before the start.submit an abstract to a major conference and present at Medicine Research Day in May. Ideally, this work may also result in a publication in the scientific literature. Funds will be made available to allow the resident to present their work at the conference.

Contact Information 

Interested residents should contact Dr. Johanna P Daily, MD, MS at

Contact Us

Residency Program Director 

Lauren Shapiro, MD
(718) 920-6097 

Education Administrator 

Lourdes Rodriguez
718 920-6097 

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467

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