The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research is currently accepting applications for the fourth cohort of research fellows for the Delivery Science Fellowship. The application deadline is September 15, 2016 for fellows to start in July 2017.
- Application form and additional information available here: http://dorfellowship.kaiser.org
- Anyone with questions should contact Richard Grant, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Dameron, program coordinator at DOR-Fellowship@Kp.org
Fellows are MDs, RNs, PharmDs or PhDs who spend two years at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, in intensive research training that includes structured mentorship, coursework and independent research projects with a focus on understanding and overcoming barriers to effective health care; addressing race/ethnic disparities in health care delivery; improving clinical quality, outcomes and cost; and effectively applying health information technology. The goal is for fellows to submit scientific abstracts and manuscripts, learn about grant writing and be prepared to apply for positions in academic or health system settings after completing their fellowship training.
The environment offers outstanding opportunities for studies of clinical effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes and delivery science (also called implementation research). They have a health care system with 4 million members, 21 hospitals, a multi-specialty physician group with more than 8,000 clinicians and rich electronic medical record data. The Division of Research is a nationally respected group, with more than 50 faculty-level investigators and a total grant portfolio of $88 million in 2015, and provides an excellent environment for training and research.
Consider reading Building a Career as a Delivery Science Researcher in a Changing Health Care Landscape by Richard Grant and Julie Schmittdiel for more insight.