Burroughs Wellcome Scholar Application

Physician Scientist Incubator Program

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the Burroughs Welcome Fund and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have partnered to form a new Physician Scientist Incubator to enrich the pool of MD-only (rather than MD-PhD) physicians who lead basic research laboratories. Residents and Fellows seeking careers built on preclinical research can apply for competitive Burroughs Wellcome Scholar positions supported by the Incubator. The Burroughs Wellcome Scholars receive laboratory biostatistics training, technical expertise consulting as needed, executive coaching (workshops and nine individual sessions of career and resiliency coaching), transactional and leadership skill training, and the opportunity for technician support on return to clinical training post research. In addition, the program provides tuition and travel support, a time management bonus (restricted to personal, non-academic time demands), and up to two years of stipend support for those not supported by other mechanisms, such as, training grants. We are seeking outstanding, highly motivated applicants who will be actively engaged in their graduate medical education. If you are interested in applying for admission to the inaugural year of this program, please complete the application and upload all required documentation.