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Department of Family and Community Medicine
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Primary Care Research Fellowship

The Department of Family and Community Medicine coordinates a postdoctoral primary care research fellowship in collaboration with the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. This program is open to physicians who have completed a primary care residency program, or to graduates of a doctoral program in a discipline related to primary care research, such as nursing, psychology, and epidemiology. Established in 1998 with an NRSA grant, the overall goal of the Baylor Primary Care Research Fellowship is to provide a two to three-year postdoctoral training experience that prepares trainees to develop and disseminate new knowledge regarding the organization and delivery of primary care services to reduce health disparities among defined population groups, and to maximize the overall health status of the population. The curriculum includes an individualized program of classroom instruction, mentoring, and supervised research and teaching activities. By the end of the fellowship, participants will be prepared to assume academic and/or policy leadership roles in health care institutions.

Physicians without a graduate level degree in research methodology will obtain either an MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health or an MS degree for completion of the Clinical Scientist Training Program at Baylor. Other fellows will take formal courses as needed to develop specialized content area or methods knowledge. Fellows will begin mentored research activities in year one and will be expected to achieve stated milestones of productivity, including collection and analysis of data, preparation and submission of manuscripts and grant proposals. Opportunities for physicians to maintain their clinical skills will be provided.

The participating academic units at Baylor College of Medicine include:

  • Research Division, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Section of Health Services Research and Center for Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies (HCQCUS), DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Section of Academic General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty in these units have an extensive portfolio of funded primary care research, including health care quality improvement, doctor-patient communication, health decision-making, particularly in low literacy and bilingual groups, clinical epidemiology and outcomes, health behavior, and primary care management of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. To apply, send CV and brief statement of career goals related to primary care research to:

David J. Hyman, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
3701 Kirby Dr, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77098
Attn: Primary Care Research Fellowship
713-873-3560 (Voice)
713-798-6400 (Fax)

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