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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization working toward compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. Since 1985, PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies, and our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious medical conditions. We have fought for an emphasis on prevention, higher ethical standards in research, and scientific advances in basic research and effective drug development. Over the years, we have taken on battles to end ethically questionable experiments involving children and inhumane animal experiments and have worked to improve science education. We have worked with physicians, federal regulators, politicians, researchers, educators, students, and concerned citizens. And we have so much more work to do.

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, PCRM 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 PCRM events. All visiting medical residents will receive an orientation and ongoing support from their staff mentor.

PCRM’s Nutrition Education Team

PCRM’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.

PCRM’s Clinical Research Team

PCRM’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.

PCRM’s Research Policy Team

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

How to apply: Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in PCRM’s approach to medicine and your learning objectives to Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information about PCRM’s visiting medical resident program, contact the Human Resources department at

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