Research Training

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) trains physicians and scientists at the postdoctoral and clinical levels. We also train graduate and medical students, post-baccalaureate fellows, and summer students. Training occurs on our main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as at our other campuses across the United States.

Over 5,000 basic scientists and clinicians from the U.S. and around the globe call the National Institutes of Health (NIH) home for between one and five years, while they further their education and professional development. No other place in the world has such a concentration of laboratories and individuals focused on improving the health of humankind.

Within the overall structure of the NIH are the Institutes and Centers, which are home to the individual intramural laboratories, research groups, and clinics. Every Institute and Center has a training director who is ready to answer your questions about his or her Institute’s role in the research life of our campuses.

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This page was last updated on Monday, January 10, 2022