Program Goals

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Identification of research problems
  • Formulating testable, important hypotheses
  • Preparing a research proposal
  • Interpretation of scientific results
  • Communicating data effectively in a variety of forums including published manuscripts and presentations at national meeting


The program will accomplish its goals by attracting the most talented medical graduates into The MetroHealth System as a result of the unique opportunities offered, and because specialized training will be leveraged against existing areas of research and training excellence within the institution and university. Although trainees will receive comprehensive clinical training in Internal Medicine and their clinical subspecialty of interest (if applicable), the continuity of scientific inquiry throughout the entire training period is unique, and will permit the trainee to establish substantial track records in their respective fields, providing a critical springboard to an academic career.