|Posted on December 24, 2010|
|Deadline: February 28, 2011|
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs collaborate to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners, and policymakers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans.
The program provides participants with leadership training; mentoring; protected research time; local, regional, and national networking; health services and community-based research training; and financial support for research projects and professional travel.
To be eligible, physicians must be committed to a career in academic medicine, public health, health policy, or another career congruent with the program’s purposes and priorities of developing physician leaders and skilled researchers. Applicants must intend to complete the clinical requirements of their residency training by the date of entry into the program (except for surgeons), and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories. Both M.D.s and D.O.s are eligible to apply. The program encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and clinical disciplines.
Up to twenty scholars will be selected for appointments beginning July 1, 2012. In the first year the scholar stipend will be $62,000 and is expected to increase the second year. In some cases, VA stipends may be higher. Additional financial support is provided for research projects and professional travel.
For complete program information, visit the RWJF Web site here: