“Ask the Program Directors” Q&A Teleconferences for Applicants
June 7, 2017
The NCSP looks forward to taking your questions about the program and application process during its upcoming teleconference on June 29, 2017. The call is open to all applicants.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
2 pm – 3 pm EST/11 am – 12 pm PST
Call-in number: (888) 240-4148;
Access code: 668142
Submit questions in advance to email@example.com.
RFA for New Sites: Q&A Teleconference on Friday, July 7
June 7, 2017
The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) looks forward to taking your questions about its RFA for new sites during its upcoming teleconference on July 7, 2017. The call is open to all interested parties.
Friday, July 7, 2017
1 pm – 2 pm EST/10 am – 11 am PST
Call-in number: (888) 240-4148
Access Code: 668142
Questions may be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to the Program
May 1, 2017
Want to translate research into action? The NCSP is now accepting applications for Cohort 2018-2020! Qualified physicians and doctorally-trained nurses are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on August 1, 2017, at 5 pm EST. For more details, please refer to the “Apply” section of this website.
Inviting New Sites into the National Clinician Scholars Program
April 17, 2017
The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) invites qualified institutions to submit an application to join NCSP as a new site. Applications are due on August 25, 2017. For more details, please refer to the “New Academic Sites” section of this website.
Meet the Scholars
February 28, 2017
To learn more about the inaugural NCSP 2016-18 Cohort and the incoming 2017-19 Cohort, please visit this page.
New National Program Board
June 10, 2016
We enthusiastically announce the appointment of members of the National Program Board (NPB). The Board is charged with providing oversight for the NCSP and helps to ensure that all NCSP sites recruit elite clinicians and provide high quality training consistent with the principles and goals of the program. NPB members also provide mentorship to the Scholars and guidance over program plans such as expansion of the program to additional sites.
Linda Sarna, interim dean at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been elected as the first National Board Chair for the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). One of the original founders of NCSP, Sarna was elected unanimously and will serve a three-year term. Click here for a full list of members.
Congratulations to 2016-2018 Penn/VA Scholar Tiffany M. Montgomery, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, who was recently named a recipient of the National Black Nurses Association’s (NBNA) inaugural “Under 40 Award”!
December 15, 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) have partnered to offer training for clinicians to become change agents and health system leaders through a collaborative enrichment program offered competitively to nursing and physician fellows. The enrichment will involve a standardized curriculum, health system and research projects, career mentoring, policy work, and clinical and patient care activities, all in the context of interprofessional engagement. The collaboration between OAA and NCSP will enrich the awardees' experience by providing the opportunity for VA-funded Scholars to:
Practice clinically at local VA medical centers and clinics
Engage local and national VA faculty and administration officials in support of program
- Receive advice regarding VA priorities and career opportunities within the VA
Read more about the NCSP/VA collaboration here.
Frequently Asked Questions
February 12, 2015
Is this the same program as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program?
No. Although the RWJF provided generous support to the Clinical Scholars Program for more than 40 years, the Foundation announced a reorganization of its Human Capital Portfolio in 2013, ending support for their training programs in their current form. The Foundation is in the process of creating new training opportunities, which will be substantively different from the current Clinical Scholars Program, which is based at four university sites and is enrolling its final class in July of 2015. The National Clinician Scholars Program offers interprofessional training, as post-doctoral nurses training as Scholars alongside the physicians. Continue Reading.
Interdisciplinary Education for an Inter-professional Cohort
February 11, 2015
Scholars join us from a wide variety of clinical specialties to offer a rich learning environment of different perspectives. Nurse and physician Scholars training together offers an opportunity to create team-based approaches to address communities' most pressing health and health care needs. While inter-professional training is increasingly given lip-service in clinical settings, this program offers a unique opportunity for the Scholars to learn and innovate together, and with community partners, in the research context with deep and sustained intellectual engagement across professional boundaries.
New Consortium To Continue Clinical Scholars Program
One year after the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a plan to close its Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Los Angeles, Michigan and Yale, those schools have formed their own consortium to continue "a critically needed training program."
Leaders from the four currently funded universities, national program office, and national advisory committee, as well as the Veterans Health Administration, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI) and Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and RWJF gathered at Penn's Houston Hall last week to hammer out the logistical details of the new organization which is expected to begin recruiting new clinical scholar candidates almost immediately to enter in July, 2016. Continue Reading.