UCSF Schools of Medicine and Nursing, San Francisco VA Health Care System Join National Clinician Scholars Program

We’re thrilled to write with the news that the UCSF Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the San Francisco VA Health Care System have officially joined the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), an interdisciplinary research consortium for physicians and nurses, to drive innovation and improvements in health equity and health care.

Growing out of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program, the NCSP, which includes former RWJF Clinical Scholars program sites, retains the experience and central values of that highly successful program, including a commitment to teaching rigorous research design, ensuring scholars develop a nuanced understanding of how the health system and social determinants affect health, engagement of those who can help apply research results, and emphasizing the outcomes and impact of research.

The other sites partnering with the NCSP are UCLA, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan and Duke, and their affiliated Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Since its inception, the NCSP has accepted 128 scholars. Applications for all sites will open May 1, 2019.

Thank you in advance for sharing this exciting news via your various communications channels. To help you do so, we’ve put together the attached social media toolkit, populated with suggested tweets and graphics you can simply copy paste/download and use! Please reach out to my colleague, Arego Mitchell, if you have any questions about using the toolkit.

 Congratulations to Deans King and Gilliss, our fearless Program Directors, Margot Kushel and Susan Chapman, and Catherine Lucey, Olivia Herbert, and others who were heavily involved in the decision to apply for this prestigious program.