The Division of General Internal Medicine collaborates with the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care in the Durham VA Medical Center to offer fellowships for MD and PhD scholars with an interest in training in health services research. The fellowship is ordinarily a two year program though three year fellowships may be available to certain candidates. Training grants are funded by the VA Office of Academic Affairs (OAA).
The primary goal of the post-doctoral fellowships is to perform high-quality, mentored health services research. Projects often include: analysis of existing data, either from health services clinical trials performed by investigators in the Center or from large administrative VA databases; evidence syntheses, including meta-analyses; pilot tests of interventions; and/or brief, focused studies that collect qualitative or quantitative primary data from patients or physicians. We have trained more than 100 fellows in our 30-year history, including many leaders in Health Services Research and many of our core faculty.
All fellows will participate in a Faculty/Fellow Development Seminar Series, a set of weekly, one-hour discussions addressing a variety of career development topics.
To learn more you may want to explore these resources:
- The main reference page from the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care in the Durham VA Medical Center, including learning more about core faculty members who are typically involved in mentorship teams as well as names of current and past fellows
- Our GIM researchers and their research methodologies
- Our up-to-date publications list by our general internal medicine faculty
- Works in Progress seminars within the Faculty/Fellow Development Series
- Also explore our GIM Blog and eNews archive for current announcements of funding, for successful awards, publications and faculty spotlights
- Here's more about Duke and Durham and the Durham VA Medical Center.