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University of California at Los Angeles and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

University of California at Los Angeles

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Marlene Nishimoto-Horowitz
(310) 794-2268

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The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program allows young physicians committed to clinical medicine to acquire new skills and training in the non-biological sciences that are important to medical care. The program offers two years of graduate-level study and research, as part of a university-based, post-residency training program, in priority areas designated by participating institutions—three of which have a Prevention Research Center. The program aims to integrate scholars’ previous clinical training with skills in program development and research methodology to help them find solutions for issues in public policy, community health, and health services research.

The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)† is a participating institution that prepares physicians to act as health service research leaders and agents for change in diverse settings such as the community, federal and state governments, health care organizations, and academic departments. The program focuses on community-based participatory research through the support of the UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center. Clinical Scholars of the UCLA program are prepared to shape and evaluate policies and programs to improve health care, especially for people with mental illness, people with AIDS, underserved minorities, adolescents with drug and behavioral problems, and the frail elderly. Scholars learn a wide variety of rigorous methods to assess and find solutions for the health and health care problems of these and other at-risk populations.

† Scholars may be eligible to be placed at one of two other Prevention Research Centers at University of Michigan or the Yale University.

The program is intended for MDs who are U.S. citizens training in any of the medical or surgical specialty fields, including internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, or family medicine.

2-year post-residency training program.


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