This is a two- to three-year fellowship for MDs and DOs in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and for PhDs in Sociology, Urban Studies, Health Education, Nursing, Social Work or other relevant field, who are committed to academic careers and research designed to improve health care access, quality and cost-effectiveness. Program components include:
- Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree in Clinical & Translational Research/ Epidemiology
- Participation in a nationally recognized Faculty Development Program with training in educational program planning, instructional design, teaching and evaluation education, professional academic skills, writing and educational technologies
- Regular seminar series include:
- The Patient Care and Outcomes Research Seminar, in which fellows and faculty present current projects for feedback and advice
- The Leadership in Academic Health Care Course, with didactics and specialized readings in communication, personal effectiveness, organizational change and career advancement
- The Community Based Participatory Research seminar series
- Manuscript Writing Group, where fellows present their grants in progress, community projects, journal articles, and other writing projects in a workgroup format for feedback and collaboration toward publication.
- Collaborative and independent research under the formal guidance of experienced mentors
- Specialty specific clinical experience and teaching to maintain skills and ensure practical applicability of research;
- Opportunities to teach, mentor and serve as a role model for medical students and residents;
- Site visits and partnerships with local health leaders and policy makers;
- An exceptional network of resources and formal mentorship to foster development of skills and career
Curricular experiences are designed to accommodate the special needs and interests of the individual trainee.