Clinical Research Fellowship in Family Medicine
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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 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, 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).

Research

Fellows conduct research focusing on the utilization of health information technology to improve care and health outcomes for targeted patient populations. Fellows have the opportunity to work on one of the variety of patient-centered research initiatives at the Institute, including women’s reproductive health, management of chronic kidney disease, social determinants of health, addiction medicine, integrative medicine, 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 in New York City.

Professional Learning

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 the myriad researchers, physicians, and support staff at the Institute. Fellows will participate in bi-weekly meetings where they will receive relevant research didactics, hear from current researchers, and share their own research with co-fellows and faculty.

Supplementary Education and Special Interest Areas

Fellows are encouraged to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health or other health sciences degree from a New York City university during their two-tear program.  The Institute will work with fellows to pursue other professional development and activities relevant to their particular interests.

Practice Commitment

Fellows will be required to maintain a panel of patients at one of the Institute’s community health centers and practice a minimum of two sessions per week. Fellows must dedicate at least 20 hours to research per week.

Stipend, Benefits, and Resources

Fellows have protected time for research. Compensation will depend on clinical commitment (between two and five clinic sessions per week).

Fellows will be provided 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
  • Funds to cover participation in conferences relevant to family medicine and the fellow’s research
  • Funds to cover expenses for publishing results of research
  • Access to faculty, IT, and research support systems available at the Institute for Family Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Eligibility

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

Application

The fellowship has a start date of July 1st, 2017.

To apply, follow our online Clinical Research Fellowship Application.

For questions about the program or areas of research contact Matthew Beyrouty, at .

Clinical Research Fellowship in Family Medicine ImageCurrent research fellows. (from left) Drs. Olivia Perlmutt, Seema Shah and Cynthia Calixte.