Application Period Open for ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

Application Period Open for ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

Candidates and early career diplomates are invited to apply for one of four ABR spots in the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program.

Sara Hunter, MD, is the first ABMS Visiting Scholar from radiology.
Sara Hunter, MD, is the first ABMS Visiting Scholar from radiology.

The program is seeking research projects that demonstrate the impact certification programs have on public health, and on national quality and safety priorities; accelerate the adoption of certification assessments relevant to the emerging health care environment; and advance collaborative solutions for certification within and across specialties. Sara Hunter, MD, a diagnostic radiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, was the ABR’s first Visiting Scholar.

During the year-long program, ABMS Visiting Scholars remain at their home organizations and work with self-selected mentors. They participate in monthly interactive webinars where they provide research project updates to their peers, a panel of subject matter experts, and Visiting Scholars alumni who provide guidance, support, and solutions to barriers they may be experiencing in their research work.

A $15,000 award is provided to support the direct costs of research and travel expenses associated with program participation. The award may be applied to an existing research grant that supports the same research project or research focus area. Program participation is available in all ABR disciplines (diagnostic radiology, interventional radiology, medical physics, and radiation oncology).

Current research priorities are:

  • Competency-based medical education and assessments across the medical education continuum.
  • Diagnostic excellence within and across specialties.
  • Racial equity and diversity across the health care continuum.
  • Physician engagement in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
  • Ongoing enhancements of certification processes.

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