I did the research pathway (Onc). I had exactly 0 time during residency to do anything other than contact a potential research mentor (who I already knew). During my first year of fellowship (PGY 3), I had 1 month of elective time and I used it to get my bearings on the project I'd be working on. Mostly reading, talking to the PI and other lab members and going to seminars.is it possible to do basic science research during internal medicine residency?
people who are doing / have done the abim short track : did you find that you had time to do any meaningful activity during your clinical years?