Columbia University offers a two-year fellowship program in general academic medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine, with a focus on urban community health. The Primary Care Clinician Research Fellowship in Community Health is a collaborative effort of the Divisions of General Pediatrics and General Medicine, the Center for Family and Community Medicine, the Mailman School of Public Health, and NewYork-Presbyterian. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide a strong academic and clinical foundation for primary care physicians who, for the duration of their careers, will remain dedicated to the care of underserved minority children, adolescents, and adults and who, as general academic physicians, will become leaders in the campaign to reduce health disparities.
This fellowship focuses on health disparities and community health research. It includes:
- Advanced training in research skills, including completion of research projects and a publishable manuscript(s) in urban community health.
- Pursuit of a Masters in Public Health or Masters of Science at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- Core didactic curriculum in biweekly fellows' meetings, consisting of research skills and academic skills development, including use of statistical software, research ethics, manuscript preparation, grant writing, and job planning.
- Clinical practice and teaching of primary care in an urban, underserved community in New York City.