Welcome to Graduate Medical Education at NIH

Welcome Prospective Fellows

Dr. Francis Collins
Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director, and Dr. John I. Gallin, NIH Clinical Center Director, greet new clinical fellows during the 2015 welcome reception.

At the National Institutes of Health, we are committed to training the next generation of clinician scientists. We focus our extensive clinical and research resources on your education. Our goal is that you fully realize your potential as a highly competent physician, physician-scientist, clinical investigator, or institutionally based academician.

As an NIH clinical fellow, you will train at the 200-bed NIH Clinical Center, internationally recognized as the premier hospital dedicated to translational research and clinical care. With over 100,000 ambulatory visits and approximately 5,000 admissions annually, the NIH Clinical Center brings hope to patients in need from around the globe as we advance medical science through the discovery of tomorrow's cures. With its unique architectural design and state-of-the-art technologies, the NIH Clinical Center is a national resource that makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new clinical approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.

Bringing together accomplished scientists and clinical investigators, the NIH provides its clinical fellows with the opportunity to work collaboratively with Nobel laureates, be mentored by world renowned physicians, participate directly in cutting-edge investigational protocols, and rotate to some of the nation's finest academic medical centers within the metropolitan Washington, DC, region for additional clinical training.

At the NIH, we sponsor a wide-variety of training programs, each of which is filled with rich learning experiences. Your learning perspective will change and grow with you as you discover your talents, accomplish your goals, and contribute to the health of the global community we serve. We currently sponsor 17 medical specialty or subspecialty programs which have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also jointly sponsor clinical training programs with extramural training partners, including Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and the National Capital Consortium. And we sponsor numerous "one of kind" translational medicine fellowship training programs within the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH.

If this atmosphere of innovation and excellence in research and patient care appeals to you, I encourage you to learn more about our programs and consider advancing your training and career through a residency or clinical fellowship at the NIH.

Robert Lembo, MD
Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education

E-mail: NIHgme@nih.gov 

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This page last updated on 10/13/2017

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