We are currently recruiting for the July 2021 class of our Clinical Scholars program, which is designed to provide an ideal educational experience for physician scientists and medically-oriented PhD scientists interested in a career in patient-oriented translational research. Most applicants have completed fellowship training, but in select cases, individuals may be considered after residency. It is a 3- year Master’s degree program funded by our CTSA and a Rockefeller University endowment. The program combines a research experience creating and leading a human subjects protocol under a senior Rockefeller University laboratory leader with a complementary didactic component, including a weekly tutorial that we lead on select topics in clinical research, a weekly lecture by a leading translational scientist followed by an informal lunch, a weekly biostatistics tutorial, and bioinformatics educational programs.
Clinical Scholars have essentially 100% protected time for their research. We also have funding for partial medical school loan repayment separate from the NIH program for eligible applicants. We are especially eager to recruit individuals from underrepresented minority groups, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals with disabilities. We will be pleased to personally discuss the program with individuals from one or more of these groups and to explain our programs and initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
The application process for the Clinical Scholars Program is open. The application and supporting documents are due December 3, 2020. The application process includes both the completion of the on-line application http://scholarapplication.rockefeller.edu, including letters of reference, and a letter from the proposed mentor recommending the Scholar’s appointment and indicating both the human subjects project the Scholar will work on and the Scholar’s and mentor’s joint plan for the Scholar’s career development.
The graduates of our program have gone on to receive a variety of NIH grants and to obtain excellent academic, industry, and governmental research positions.
Applicants to the Clinical Scholars Program must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration for appointment in a Rockefeller University Laboratory.