The Institute for Family Health and its affiliated health centers offers a two year research fellowship program in family medicine to train medical practitioners in community health research. The fellowship is designed to train practicing family medicine physicians in the fundamentals of clinical and population health research while simultaneously advancing the Institute’s mission of both generating and using evidence-based practices to benefit its diverse patient population. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Institute, the Health Alliance of Hudson Valley, and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). The goal of the fellowship is to advance research in the field of family medicine in New York by helping develop clinicians into professional researchers with competency in population health.
The fellowship research focuses primarily on the utilization of health information technology, including the electronic medical record, to improve the delivery of care and health outcomes in targeted patient populations. Study areas for the fellowship include women’s reproductive health, kidney disease management, and social determinants of health. Fellows will carry out research in the Institute’s community health centers located in the Mid-Hudson Valley region of upstate New York, as well as in Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City.
Each fellow will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance in research methodology and project management. Fellows will be able to draw support from the myriad researchers, physicians, and the Institute’s research office at ISMMS. Fellows will participate in weekly research seminar series where they will hear from current researchers and practitioners and have the opportunity to share research and update other fellows and faculty on advancements in their studies.
Supplementary Education and Special Interest Areas
Fellows are encouraged to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health or other health sciences degree from a New York City university during their two-tear program. The Center will work with fellows to pursue other professional development and activities relevant to their particular interests.
Fellows will be required to maintain a panel of patients at one of the Institute’s community health centers and practice a minimum of two sessions per week. Fellows must dedicate at least 20 hours to research per week.
Stipend, Benefits, and Resources
Fellows have paid protected time for research.
Fellows will be provided the following benefits:
Full health and dental insurance
Support in tuition and educational supplies for the pursuit of a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree
Tuition support for continuing education coursework related to the fellow’s work – degree or non-degree related
Cover of expenses to participate in conferences relevant to family medicine and the fellow’s research
Cover of expenses to publish results of research
Access to faculty, IT, and research support systems available at the Institute for Family Health and Mount Sinai
For questions about the program please contact the research manager, Matthew Beyrouty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (212) 659-1409. To apply, visit the fellowship webpage at: institute.org/training-careers/fellowships-2/clinical-research-fellowship-in-family-medicine
How to Apply
For questions about the program, please contact the program coordinator, Matt Beyrouty, at email@example.com or call him at 212-659-1409. To apply, visit the IFH website: institute.org/training-careers/fellowships-2/clinical-research-fellowship-in-family-medicine