Early career physicians often aspire to leadership positions that will enrich their professional careers, complementing outstanding clinical practice: program directors, associate deans of medical education; chief medical officers; or principal investigators/co-investigators on clinical and health services research projects. Residency training provides only limited preparation for leadership in medical education, clinical services delivery, or research, and yet clinically trained leaders in each of these areas are in high demand. The CLASS fellowship is designed to provide concentrated preparation in each of these areas by combining mentoring, for-credit education and training, and practical experience on a substantive project in one of three tracks: Clinical Services Leadership (one year), Educational Leadership (one year), or Research (two years). Graduates of this fellowship will not only have a competitive advantage at being selected into career launching positions in one of these three areas, but will bring a set of valuable skills and experience that benefit the programs and institutions they join.
The goal of the Clinical Leaders and Academic Scholars fellowship is to graduate collaborative and self-directed continuous learners who identify and respond to the most significant clinical, research and educational challenges in the organizations and/or disciplines they serve. The fellowship is designed to develop a set of core competencies, complemented with specialized expertise depending on the track. It is open to graduates of any ACGME accredited program across all specialties.
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