Opportunities for Visiting Medical Residents

The Physicians Committee

Opportunities for Visiting Medical Residents

The Physicians Committee is leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world. Our efforts are dramatically changing the way doctors treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. By putting prevention over pills, doctors are empowering their patients to take control of their own health. And we are also building a new way of viewing research. Since 1985, the Physicians Committee has been working tirelessly for alternatives to the use of animals in medical education and research and advocating for more effective scientific methods. Our staff of physicians, dietitians, and scientists is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals.

About this Opportunity

If you’re a medical resident who would like to spend your elective time learning more about plant-based nutrition, preventive medicine, or medical research ethics, Physicians Committee would love to hear from you. Depending on your specific interests, there may be opportunities for medical residents to do research or outreach with our nutrition, clinical research, or medical research policy teams. Visiting medical residents may also have the opportunity to participate in campaign or program events, staff education sessions, journal article discussions, and other Physicians Committee events. All visiting medical residents will receive an orientation and ongoing support from their staff mentor.

The Physicians Committee’s Nutrition Education Team

The Physicians Committee's Nutrition department executes numerous on-site, off-site, and online programs to educate the public, physicians, and other health care professionals about nutrition as preventive medicine and the health benefits of plant-based diets. Nutrition-related undertakings could include literature reviews, data analyses, development of educational materials, outreach to the public, or other activities depending upon specific interests.

The Physicians Committee’s Clinical Research Team

The Physicians Committee's Clinical Research department executes studies on the effect of diet, particularly vegetarian and vegan diets, on various aspects of health in both adults and children. Past clinical research studies have examined the role of plant-based diets on arthritis, migraines, acne, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions.

The Physicians Committee’s Research Policy Team

The Physicians Committee's Research Policy team works to improve research and medical training by replacing the use of animals. The team does so in a multifaceted way, engaging federal lawmakers and regulators, educating medical professionals at institutions nationwide, and promoting our work through traditional and social media.

Terms: The Physicians Committee is located in the Metro-accessible Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. the Physicians Committee is not able to provide compensation to visiting medical residents. Free housing accommodations at a guest house near the the Physicians Committee office may be available if needed. Start and end dates are flexible.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in the Physicians Committee's approach to medicine and your learning objectives to careers@pcrm.org. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The Physicians Committee welcomes applications from students, residents or recent graduates from outside the US.

For more information about the Physicians Committee's visiting medical resident program, contact the Human Resources department at careers@pcrm.org.