The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) is an interprofessional fellowship program designed to prepare a select group of future clinician leaders through scholarship and action at the national, state, and local levels. On July 1, the NCSP at Yale welcomes eight new scholars to the program.
“We could not be more excited about this talented, dedicated group of scholars who will discover, innovate, and lead the way to an improved, equitable health system and healthier communities and populations,” said program director Dr. Cary Gross. The list of these new National Clinician Scholars is available at the program website.
The NCSP also announced that the application cycle for the 2020-2022 cohort is now open, and applications are due by July 15, 2019. Details regarding the eligibility requirements are available at the program’s national website.
An outgrowth of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program, the NCSP at Yale has retained the central values of the RWJF program, including a commitment to teaching rigorous research design; ensuring scholars develop a nuanced understanding of how the health system and social determinants affect health; engaging those who can help apply research results; and emphasizing the outcomes and impact of research.
In addition to Yale, the NCSP currently consists of six sites along with their affiliated VA Medical Centers, including Duke University, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-San Francisco, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania.