Research & Clinical Practice
Each fellow is assigned to a research advisor and a mentor within the Divisions of General Medicine and Pediatrics and the Center for Family and Community Medicine who monitors his or her overall progress and research. At the conclusion of the fellowship, trainees have a broad exposure to primary care research and the necessary in-depth research training to begin their careers as independent clinical investigators. Fellows will be expected to prepare their work for presentation at regional and national meetings, as well as prepare at least one publishable manuscript.
Research training may focus on core disciplines, including health services research, health disparities, epidemiology, and community health. Fellows have the opportunity to draw on the linkages between the three primary care programs and both the Columbia University NIH-funded CTSA and the Center for the Health of Urban Minorities, a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) EXPORT center.
Fellows will join one of our clinical practices, where they will manage a panel of patients and precept residents and medical students. Fellows will each have their own patient panel and see patients for two clinical sessions each week. Starting midway through the first year, fellows begin to co-precept residents as well. Fellows also have an option to spend two weeks co-attending on the inpatient wards.