Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program
What will I get from the fellowship program?
The program seeks to prepare physician and pre/post-doctoral fellows for careers as leaders in health services research, epidemiology, public health practice, and medical education [note others may wish to add to this]. The program consists of three main interconnected components: mentored scholarly projects with experienced faculty members, academic seminars of key topics to promote professional development, and obtaining a Masters of Science or advanced coursework from the BU School of Public Health. Fellows are intensively mentored by faculty, who share content and methodological interests with them and provide guidance on the policy-relevance of their research. The Boston University School of Public Health is the cornerstone of academic training. Most fellows matriculate in Masters of Science degree programs in the departments of Epidemiology or Health Services and Systems Research. The fellowship program is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse, Health Resources & Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and the American Cancer Society.
Education & Training
What will I learn over the two years?
The program has a general curricular framework encompassing five basic competencies: Research Skills, Teaching Skills, Communication Skills, Professionalism, Leadership & Management Skills that overlay the various tracks.
More information can be found in the Fellows Handbook 2017-2018
What are my options?
All physician applicants must be graduates of, or in the final year of an ACGME accredited clinical residency program, and board-eligible or board-certified in their respective field. The Preventive Medicine residency accepts trainees from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Pediatrics. The Addiction Medicine Fellowship accepts trainees from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine or OB-GYN.
Pre- and Post-doctoral applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Pre-doctoral fellowship candidates must have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant field, including: MS, MPH, MBA, MSW or equivalent. Postdoctoral fellowship candidates must have completed a PhD or equivalent.