Audience & Focus: The National Clinician Scholars Program aims to offer unparalleled training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and healthcare. The goal of the program is to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, health care systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the U.S. and around the world. Growing out of the RWJF/VA Clinical Scholars Program, an independent consortium of community, health system, policy and academic partners have come together to offer this important site-based training program. The program is two years long; new classes begin each July. Who is eligible to apply? Physicians who will have completed their clinical training and nurses who have completed their doctoral degree are eligible to apply. The clinical training for physicians and the doctoral degree for nurses should have been completed within the past 5 years prior to the application process. Surgeons are the single exception to the requirement; due to the structure of the "research years" in the middle of many surgical residencies, surgical residents who will be PGY-3 or higher are eligible to enroll in the program. How to apply? All applications are submitted through a central website. Applicants indicate their site preference on the application form; the materials are distributed from the NCSP central office to the appropriate site. Interviews are part of the selection process.
Deadline: 2017 Application Process opens in January
Website URL: http://www.med.upenn.edu/nationalcsp/