Clinical Scholars is a national leadership development program for experienced health care providers. It is one of several programs created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a network of strong, interdisciplinary leaders from every sector working to create a nation where everyone can reach their best possible health and well-being.
Clinical Scholars fellows include pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and many others. Through mentoring, networking, and an intensive curriculum centered on equity, they deepen their influence and impact as leaders with the power to transform their workplaces and communities. Working in teams from diverse disciplines, they design an innovative project to address a complex health problem in their community. Teams receive grant funding up to $525,000 so fellows can participate in the three-year program at no cost to themselves or their organizations.
Since 2015, Clinical Scholars has been co-led by Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of maternal and child health at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, professor of social medicine and of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine.
Applications open for the next cohort every January!