About the Program

Program Length: Center of Excellence clinical fellow scholars will participate in Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research activities during a 12-month period with a goal of completing the following: submitting a peer-reviewed publication as first author, preparing a R21/K01/K23 grant application for potential submission, leading a health equity research project with a mixed cohort of scholars, and presenting their research at a professional conference. Alumni of the program will continue to have access to resources, information, events and other relevant programs offered by the center.    

For the 2019-2020 cohort of COE clinical fellow scholars, the program will run from July 2019 through June 2020. It will include online activities, ten months of formal face to face sessions (August 2019 through May 2020), and a one-day research summit in June.  

Curricular Components: COE activities for clinical fellow scholars will include career preparedness activities, including mentoring and exploring pathways to careers in academic medicine; clinical research methods; introductory health informatics; grant and scientific writing; health equity research; and didactic training and clinical vignettes associated with cultural competence and health equity. 

Eligibility

Prospective applicants must satisfy the following minimum criteria

(1) Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

(2) Applicant must be from an eligible underrepresented minority population*

(3) Applicant must have an M.D./D.O. degree (or foreign medical equivalent degree) and successfully completed a ACGME-accredited residency program

(4) Applicant must be a clinical fellow at Baylor College of Medicine with at least one year remaining in their training as of June 30, 2019

* This is a required condition of the Health Resources and Services Administration Center of Excellence grant program. The goal of the COE program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce a quality healthcare workforce whose racial and ethnic diversity is representative of the U.S. population. For the COE grant program, eligible underrepresented minority populations includes Blacks or African-Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Eskimos, Aleuts, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics or Latinos.