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This three-year track is designed for individuals who are primarily interested in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators, and trains general internists to become leaders in clinical research in academic medicine, governmental agencies, and other health care organizations. Click to see the specific objectives for the clinical research track. Fellows are encouraged to pursue a masters' degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (in epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences, health policy and management, or other related area). In addition, the Fellows attend a variety of research conferences to enhance their learning. During the second and third years, Fellows devote their efforts to obtaining advanced training in research methods and conducting independent research under the mentorship of the clinical research faculty in GIM or with other faculty members in the Schools of Medicine or Public Health.
The Division and fellowship have also developed several areas for joint fellowship training. Fellows are expected to present their research at regional and national scientific meetings, publish their results in peer-reviewed journals during their fellowship, and be able to apply for external grant funding upon completion of fellowship. To this end, they receive intensive mentoring and feedback in these areas. If interested, fellows may pursue training in teaching, curriculum development and evaluation and time management by participating in the Teaching Skills and Curriculum Development arms of the nationally recognized Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program (FDP) for Clinician-Educators.
Fellows on this track spend 10-20% effort in a variety of clinical activities, including the Inpatient Consult Service orHospitalist Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and outpatient services such as the Levine Group, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, and the Moore Clinic for HIV Care.