The YSIS training program will be tailored to the individual needs and level of experience of the scholar, and will contain two components:
- Didactic/experiential learning, through formal coursework, directed study and participation in seminar series and;
- At least one well-defined, mentored implementation science research project with an active dissemination component so that results are available and useful to end users. The didactic component will include education in implementation science. In addition, there is an educational component on leadership. For scholars with prior training in these areas, the training program can be customized.
Elements of the program include: Mentor Advisory Panels (MAPs) that will advise and guide each scholar; an option to complete the Master of Health Science (MHS) degree; advanced coursework for implementation science; training and experience in research prioritization, data generation and evidence synthesis; the opportunity to work with 40+ mentors from the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, as well as New Haven non-profit agencies, a federally-qualified community health center, and the city’s Health Department. Support is provided at 75% of salary, with additional funds for education and research. Scholars will be accepted into the program for 2 years, with potential to apply for a 3rd year.