Doctors & Nurses Interested in Research: Apply to the National Clinician Scholars Program

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Lunes, 15 julio 2019

National Clinician Scholars Program

The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) is an interprofessional fellowship program designed to prepare a select group of future clinician leaders to improve health and health care in the US through scholarship and action at the national, state, and local levels. Now more than ever, collaborative leadership is needed in order to actively improve the health care system from within, as well as to partner across disciplines, health care settings, and communities in order to improve population health.

This two-year program is designed for both doctorally-trained nurses and physicians. There are sites at Yale, Duke, UCLA, UCSF, University of Michigan and UPenn. The Yale program has numerous strengths, including:

  • A strong foundational curriculum in rigorous health services research and stakeholder engagement as well as in depth training in research design and execution
  • Commitment to inter-professional training, research, and teamwork
  • Strong partnership with the VA Connecticut Health System
  • Exceptional teaching and mentoring talent in program leadership and core faculty, who are leaders at the national, state and local levels in their areas of expertise
  • Emphasis on relevance of research, on engagement of those who can help apply research results
  • A wealth of experiential opportunities to engage in externships as well as “shadow” healthcare leaders in a variety of settings. 

For more information about the NCSP and each of its sites, please visit

To be eligible for the National Clinician Scholars program, applicants must be:

  • MDs or RNs with a doctoral degree (PhD or DNP)
  • Committed to a career in serving as change agents to improve health and health care
  • Highly regarded by those responsible for their clinical training
  • In completion of the clinical requirements allowing for independent clinical work by the date of entry into the program (except for surgeons)
  • Within 5 years of having completed clinical training at the time of application, if a physician, and within 5 years of having completed the doctoral degree, if a nurse (in other words, to be eligible to apply for the 2020-2022 NCSP cohort, applicants must have completed their clinical training or doctoral degree in the year 2014 or later) 
  • Eligible for or already have a medical license, if a physician
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories at the time of application

Desirable attributes of applicants include:

  • Demonstrated interest in improving health or the healthcare system
  • Exhibited leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new ideas and to implement them
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with others
  • Record of consistent accomplishment of project activities
  • Previous research experience, published or unpublished
  • Interest in, and/or experience with, community organizations

For all applicants, relevant research experience is a particular strength in the application evaluation process. 100% effort devoted to program activities is a program requirement.

This program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, and socioeconomic status. We also encourage applicants from diverse clinical backgrounds. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work, thereby improving our ability to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need.

NCSP Info Sessions:

June 14, 2019 (All Applicants)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET//9:00 am – 10:00 am PT
Register by 5:00 pm ET the day before this event:



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