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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 NCSP provides trainees with the tools necessary to conduct high-quality research and fosters a commitment to health equity, an appreciation for the multiple complex determinants of health, and a recognition that engagement of communities at all levels is a foundational premise for improving health. The program provides:

  • A strong foundational curriculum in rigorous health services research and stakeholder engagement as well as in-depth training in research design and execution
  • Exceptional teaching and mentoring from 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, and outcomes and impact of T3 and T4 translational research
  • Credibility in building research capacity among local community-based organizations in New Haven and beyond that can help them advance their own missions
  • A close relationship with the YCCI and associated faculty who can advance the understanding of trainees in outcomes and community-engaged research and provide research opportunities for trainees.

The NCSP is an evolution of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program, begun in 1974, with Yale as an inaugural and fully funded site since that time. RWJF ended the program nationally as of 2016. Click here for more information about the NCSP.