Intended for individuals wishing to pursue a career in clinical research, this fellowship provides the skills and experiences necessary to develop, execute, interpret, and secure funding for clinical and health services research studies. The foundation of this track is the Master of Science in Clinical Research Program, which is offered by the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). Fellows complete a mentored research project, develop a full-length grant proposal ready for submission (e.g., NIH-mentored K23 award), and participate in clinical and teaching activities in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Clinician-Researcher Program Structure
The University of Pittsburgh GIM Clinical Research Fellowship prepares outstanding physicians for successful careers in academic GIM. The main components of the fellowship are: (1) completion of a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research; (2) mentored clinical research project(s); (3) clinical care; (4) teaching; and (5) training in professionalism and leadership. The approximate percentages of time spent on specific components are: MS coursework (25%), research (50%), clinical care (20%), and teaching/training (5%).
**NEW PROGRAM** – Learning Health System Fellowship
The Learning Health System Fellowship prepares graduates to be on the front lines of the transformation of the health care system. Fellows gain quantitative experience in reforming payment or delivery systems and are given the opportunity to participate in meetings with thought-leaders and executives about how to stimulate change and reform within a complex health system. Graduates will be well-prepared for leadership positions in academic medicine or a large health system or health plan.
Current Clinician-Researcher Fellows