The University of Wisconsin Primary Care Research Fellowship (PCRF) based in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health provides post-doctoral fellowship training for residency-trained physicians and PhD scientists interested in careers in medical or health-related research pertaining to the organization, delivery, or effectiveness of primary health care, public health, or preventive medicine.
Stipend, benefits, tuition, and related expenses are paid for by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) T32 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Fellows are encouraged to take courses in epidemiology, statistics and research methods, with many fellows choosing to complete a master’s degree in population health, public health, or clinical investigation. PCRF fellows follow highly individualized and mentored training programs, following multidisciplinary and team science approaches.
We expect PCRF fellows to design and direct their own research projects, to publish peer-reviewed papers, to present their work at scientific conferences, and to apply for federal (NIH, NSF, CDC, AHRQ, HRSA) and/or private foundation grants to fund their research..
We hope that by the end of the fellowship, each fellow has obtained an NIH K-level research career grant or other substantive award that they can take with them to an academic faculty position at a medical school or other health sciences institution.
For more information and application forms, visit the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Primary Care Research Fellowship site.
This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 03/09/2018.