Pathology Physician Scientist Training Program
The Pathology Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is designed for the MD-PhD or MD graduate who has achieved significant accomplishment in research and demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career combining the clinical practice of pathology with basic or translational science investigation.
The Pathology Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is directed by Kenneth Bernstein, MD.
Within the program’s first three years, trainees will complete the American Board of Pathology (ABP) eligibility requirements for Anatomic Pathology-only or Clinical Pathology-only board certification. Up to six months of research is permitted during this time, with some flexibility in the scheduling of the clinical training and research elements.
Trainees take the primary certification examination in the spring of the third year of clinical training as soon as ABP training requirements are completed. This will be followed by two years of research and one year of subspecialty fellowship training.
Trainees also apply for membership in the Clinical Scholars Program. During the research years, trainees participate in activities related to their subspecialty interest, including weekly conferences and meetings.
Research Training and Mentoring
Research training can be completed under the mentorship of any Cedars-Sinai faculty member. An advisory committee comprised of key clinical and research faculty will be formed at the beginning of training and will hold semiannual meetings to continue guiding the trainee.
Trainees will be supported at the appropriate Post Graduate Year level throughout the course of training. Funding for the research years will come from a combination of the research mentor laboratory, individual fellowships and the department. Funds for books, supplies and travel will also be provided throughout the course of training, and an additional research budget will be available to the trainee during the research years.
Compensation and Benefits
Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by selecting the Pathology Physician-Scientist Training Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Applicants should indicate their pathology subspecialty area of interest, if known, in their personal statement.
Residents will be accepted into the program via the Pathology PSTP-specific National Resident Matching Plan number, 1030300C1.
Have Questions or Need Help?
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send a message to Program Coordinator, Justin Lau.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 8709
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1804