Background and Purpose
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Visiting Scholars Program is a one-year, part-time program that is intended to provide exposure to the fields of professional assessment, quality improvement (QI), and regulatory policy while promoting research and scholarship in areas related to Board Certification and Continuing Certification that are important to the ABMS Member Boards Community.
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- Scholars pursue professional goals through relationships with the ABMS Member Boards Community and other leading health care organizations
- Scholars become familiar with the policy and the health care delivery environment in which continuing certification occurs
- Scholars participate in interactive monthly videoconferences with national health care leaders, conferences, forums, and ABMS leadership committee meetings
- Scholars enjoy ongoing engagement with each other, program alumni, and the ABMS Member Boards community
- Scholars conduct projects of value to their programs and organizations
- Scholars build networks that inform their research and support their professional development
- Scholars’ work is nationally recognized and disseminated
- Scholars receive a grant to support research and travel expenses associated with their program participation
Who Should Apply?
The program is open to early-career physicians; junior faculty including assistant professors, instructors, fellows, and residents; and individuals holding advanced degrees in public health, health services research, and other relevant disciplines.
Applicants should have a project that is ongoing or ready to begin and a designated institutional mentor to help guide their work. The project may build on existing research at the scholar’s institution.
Detailed Program Information
- Informational Webinar: An interactive presentation including details about the Program, benefits for scholars and their institutions, what makes a successful candidate, alumni perspectives, project experiences, opportunities gained, directed research opportunities available in your field, and a Q&A session with past participants and directors. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7-8:00 pm ET (6-7:00 pm CT).
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- Board Certification/Continuing Certification: Learn more about the ABMS Program for Continuing Certification.
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Apply Now to be an ABMS Visiting Scholar
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm CST on May 1, 2018. Scholars who are selected will be notified in July 2018 and publicly announced in September 2018.
Meet the Current Class
Learn about past Visiting Scholars classes.
Regan Bergmark, MD, Gliklich Healthcare Innovation Scholar, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Project: Standardized Health Outcomes Measures: Utilization by Specialty
Johnathan Bernard, MD, MPH, (ABMS/ABOS Visiting Scholar), Attending, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, National Sports Medicine Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Project: The Role of Orthopaedic Surgery Milestones in Assessing Competency of Technical and Arthroscopic Skill of Residents; Development of a Cadaveric Surgical Model on Meniscal Injuries using Arthroscopic Video and Surgeon Point of View Recording
Martin Casey, MD, MPH, Resident, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital
Project: Variation in Charges and Revisit Rates for Emergency Department Asthma Visits
Souvik Chatterjee, MD, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University
Project: The Human Dx Project: An Objective Assessment of Diagnostic Reasoning
Brian Garibaldi, MD, Associate Program Director, Osler Medical Residency Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Project: A New Bedside Tool to Assess the Physician Exam skills of Practicing Physicians
Shannon Martin, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago
Project: Understanding Associations of Maintenance of Certification on Resource Utilization and Physician-Reported Knowledge and Experience in Consultation