The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) aims to offer unparalleled training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care. 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, healthcare systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the United States and around the world.
Deadline to apply is August 1, 2018.
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
- 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- Previous research experience, published or unpublished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.