NCS (National Clinical Scholars) Program

Yale University is proud to be one of only four sites nationally to participate in this prestigious program. The National Clinician Scholars Program offers unique clinical and community-based research training through intensive mentorship for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and healthcare, and has grown out of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program sites. This program involves two years of training, where trainees complete graduate-level programs in their areas of interest. The National Clinician Scholars Program has a commitment to teaching rigorous research design, ensuring Scholars develop a nuanced understanding of how the health system and social determinants affect health, engagement of those who can help apply research results, and emphasizing the outcomes and impact of research. Yet the new NCSP is building upon this core strength, moving in a new direction by partnering directly with institutions and agencies sponsoring individual slots, with a strong focus on commitment to partnering agencies and creating generalizable lessons for improving health of patients and communities. All Yale anesthesia fellows who are interested in health care outcomes, disparities, ethics, and financing are invited to apply to this exciting program.