Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training

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.

These links provide the key information needed:
MD fellowship and application information
PhD fellowship and application information

To learn more you may want to explore these resources:

David Edelman, MD, Director MD Fellowship
Dana Tucker, Administrator