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ABMS Seeking Visiting Scholars

Posted Monday, May 16th, 2016

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 class. Junior faculty, Ph.D.s, residents, fellows, medical students, public health students, and graduate students in health services research and other relevant disciplines are invited to apply to participate in this exciting and dynamic, one-year, part-time program facilitating research projects designed to improve patient care. In addition to the research project, scholars are exposed to the fields of professional assessment and education, health policy, and quality improvement, and are offered the opportunity to develop leadership skills critical to their own professional growth and success. Scholars’ research should build on existing projects at their institution and generate data, tools, and activities that could be useful to specialty boards in the board certification and MOC processes.

An ABEM diplomate was selected for each of the first two classes of scholars:

Michelle Lin, MD MPH, a Health Policy Research Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Nadia Huancahuari, MD MA, an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Lin examined whether community health workers and enhanced provider engagement improve the quality and cost of care for patients who frequently visit the emergency department (ED). Dr. Huancahuari is examining whether language differences contribute to disparities in ED sepsis care, and her work will include the development of a sepsis MOC module and chart review activity that will instruct ED providers on early recognition of sepsis and the effects of Sepsis Bundle completion on survival.

The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2016. For more information about the program and the application process, contact ABMS at ABMSVisitingScholars@abms.org.