Research Focus

Years 2 & 3 of Fellowship

The second and third year of the fellowship program will focus upon a research project - either laboratory or clinical investigation. During the first year of the fellowship, the fellow will define an area of investigation, identify a mentor, and outline a project to pursue during the second and third years of the fellowship with the guidance of the Program Director. The goal of this phase of fellowship training is to acquire the skills necessary to launch the investigative component of a future career in academic medicine.

By the end of the first year, a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) will be appointed to oversee the fellow's progress in the research project. The SOC will meet at least twice per year to evaluate the fellow's progress and to advise the fellow. It is expected that the fellow's research project will progress sufficiently during these two years to result in publication of original work and application for funding continuation of the project.