Training Opportunities

There are several routes to training experiences within the intramural community — whether you are seeking to identify the best research fit for your education and background, locate an open position, or plan your career in science and medicine.

Begin your search with the IRP's three leading educational offices and programs:

  • Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) (for all research training)
    • Postdoctoral and visiting fellows
    • Graduate student programs, through formal programs, international exchanges, and for individual students wanting an NIH research experience
    • Postbaccalaureate fellows
    • Summer students, from high school through graduate school
  • Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (for physicians, medical, and other pre-professional students)
    • Graduate Medical Education programs, including residency and subspecialty fellowship training programs
    • Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP), including research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students
    • Clinical elective opportunities for medical students
  • NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (OxCam)
    • Ph.D. Program: The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is a highly individualized doctoral program for students seeking to pursue a career in biomedical research.  Each OxCam Scholar works with at least two different research supervisors — one at the NIH and one at either Oxford or Cambridge — on a project that involves a collaborative undertaking by the two laboratories.
    • M.D./Ph.D. Program: Students interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist may pair the NIH OxCam Ph.D. Program with a U.S. medical school or Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) via the NIH M.D./Ph.D. Partnership Training Program.  Students admitted to the NIH M.D./Ph.D. Partnership Training Program conduct research in the NIH Intramural Research Program as part of a coordinated plan of dual-degree training with the student's selected medical school.

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