Applications open Jan. 11 for Clinical Scholars national leadership development program

Up to 35 health care providers across the U.S. will be selected to participate in the three-year program to receive training and funding up to $525,000 per team to address critical health issues in their communities.

Applications open Jan. 11 for Clinical Scholars national leadership development program click to enlarge Clinical Scholars fellows work in community, clinical, or academic settings, and across every discipline.

Clinical Scholars is a national leadership development program for experienced health practitioners. Clinical Scholars fellows include pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and many others working in clinical or academic settings. Through mentoring, networking, and an intensive curriculum centered on equity, they deepen their influence and impact as leaders with the power to transform their workplaces and communities. Working in team of two to five representing diverse disciplines, they design an innovative project to address a complex health problem in their area. Teams receive annual grant funding up to $525,000 so members can participate in the three-year program at no cost to themselves or their organizations. Clinical Scholars is one of several programs created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a network of strong, interdisciplinary leaders from every sector working to create a nation where everyone can reach their best possible health and well-being.

Applications open for the 2019-2022 Cohort on January 11 at 9 a.m. ET and close on March 13 at 3 p.m. ET.

Clinical Scholars is led by co-directors Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, MS, RD, LDN and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, and a team located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Director for Recruitment and Communications Melissa Green at 919-843-3304 or You may also click to watch a previously recorded webinar with more information about the program and tips for submitting a successful application.

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