The Brigham has a long tradition of supporting the personal development of physician-scientists, and through the SiR program, we continue to keep that tradition alive.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide an interface between the exemplary clinical care within the Internal Medicine residency program and the incredibly rich basic and translational research environment that exists here at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Program Features

Elective Time

SiR members will have the opportunity to combine their elective blocks during the third year of residency, giving members an extended elective block to engage in investigative research.


An integral component of the SiR program is a dedicated mentoring infrastructure that is headed by program director Dr. Rebecca Baron and that draws from the scientific community at large between Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MIT, and other affiliated institutions.


There is a large number of programs open to SiR members to help facilitate interest and engagement in science. SiR Junior Research Course. Events including evening discussions, specialized noon conferences by physician-scientists, semi-annual dinners, and an end-of-the-year symposium.

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