Clinical Research Fellowship in Family Medicine
The Institute for Family Health and its affiliated health centers offers a two year research fellowship program in family medicine to train medical practitioners in community health research. The fellowship is designed to train practicing family medicine physicians in the fundamentals of clinical and population health research while simultaneously advancing the Institute’s mission of both generating and using evidence-based practices to benefit its diverse patient population. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Institute, the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The goal of the fellowship is to advance research in the field of family medicine in New York by helping develop clinicians into professional researchers with competency in population health.
The ECRIP fellowship is specifically designed to conduct research that utilizes health information technology (HIT) as a means to improve delivery of care and health outcomes in targeted patient populations. The following family medicine topics areas are currently open for fellows: care management for patients with chronic kidney failure and behavioral health. Fellows will carry out research in the Institute’s community health centers located in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of upstate New York, as well as in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Each fellow will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance in research methodology and project management. Fellows will be able to draw support from a dedicated group of researchers and physicians, and the Institute’s research office at ISMMS. Fellows will receive ongoing research training through didactics and seminars and will hear from current family medicine researchers while having the opportunity to share their own research and update other fellows and faculty on advancements in their studies.
Fellows are encouraged to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health or other health sciences degree during their two-year program. The Institute will work with fellows to pursue other professional development and activities relevant to their particular interests.
Stipend, Benefits, and Resources
Fellows will receive a stipend and the following benefits:
- Full health and dental insurance
- Malpractice insurance
- Support in tuition and educational supplies for the pursuit of a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree
- Tuition support for continuing education coursework related to the fellow’s work – degree or non-degree related
- Cover of expenses to participate in conferences relevant to family medicine and the fellow’s research
- Cover of expenses to publish results of research
- Access to faculty, IT, and research support systems available at the Institute for Family Health and Mount Sinai
Candidates must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:
(a) be enrolled or have completed a graduate medical education program,
(b) be a United States or Canadian citizen or national, or be a permanent resident of the United States or Canada; and
(c) ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- be a graduate of a medical, dental or podiatric school located in New York State
- be a graduate of or resident in a graduate medical education program where the sponsoring institution is located in New York State
- reside in New York State by October, 2014
Applicants to the general ECRIP fellowship should use our online Clinical Research Fellowship Application.
Applicants wishing to apply to the specialized Behavioral Health/ECRIP fellowship should use the following application: Behavioral Medicine Investigator Application
For questions about the program contact Matthew Beyrouty, at .