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National Clinician Scholars Program

The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at Yale 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.

The two-year program is designed for both doctorally-trained nurses and physicians. 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

NCSP & Health Equity

NCSP Faculty discussing health equity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

What is Health Equity?

"Health equity research is our chance to make the invisible visible and to connect the dots between research findings and policy and practice, transformation, and change." — Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, Associate Dean for Health Equity Research