Summary of ABIM Research Pathway Requirements

General Internal Medicine*
Internal medicine training 24 months
Direct patient responsibility 20 months

Research training (80%)

36 months
Clinical training during research (20%) 1 day/week
Total training 5 years
Internal medicine examination August, PG-5
Subspecialty Internal Medicine*
Internal medicine training 24 months
Direct patient responsibility 20 months
Subspecialty clinical training 12 to 24 months**
Research training (80%) 36 months
Ambulatory clinic during research training (10%) 1 half-day/week
Total training 6 or 7 years**
Internal medicine examination August, PG-4
Subspecialty/AQ examination November, PG-6 or 7**

* Clinical investigator and basic science pathways are available for either track.
** Requirements vary depending on the subspecialty.