Applying to the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

The application period for the 2024–2025 cohort closes at 11:59 pm (CT) on June 17.

Overview

Why apply to the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program? Hear from recent ABMS Visiting Scholars sharing their experiences in the program.

The 2024-2025 co-sponsor ABMS Member Boards are Allergy and Immunology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, and Urology.

ABMS Visiting Scholars is a year-long program. The next cohort begins in September 2024. Scholars remain at their home institutions and work with self-selected mentors. At monthly virtual sessions, scholars present their research project and provide updates to their peers, mentors, subject matter experts, and ABMS Visiting Scholar alumni. Scholars present their research findings before a national audience at the 2025 ABMS Conference.

Learn more about the ABMS Visiting Scholars experience by reading the Scholars Impact stories.

Eligibility

The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program is ideal for individuals looking to positively impact their profession as well as specialty certification through research.

  • Early-career physicians, junior faculty, fellows, and residents, as well as individuals holding master or doctorate degrees in public health, health services research, educational evaluation and statistics, and public health policy and administration.
  • Veterans Affairs trainees and researchers.
  • Student visas are not available.

Contact the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program for more information.


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Applying

Proposed research projects can be established research projects with a new scope of work or original research projects. A research mentor must be identified through the application process. All applicants should consider the impact of their proposed research project on reducing health disparities and contributing to the development of a qualified and diversified workforce.

Applications should include:

  • A project description including research questions, plan, budget, expected outcomes, and timeline.
  • A statement describing interests and goals for program participation. All applicants should consider the impact of their proposed research project on reducing health disparities and contributing to the development of a qualified and diversified workforce.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from the chosen research mentor; and one from the department chair, associate dean/assistant dean, residency program director; or another supervisor.
  • A current professional CV.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2024–2025 COHORT IS 11:59 PM (CT) ON JUNE 17, 2024.

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Selection

ABMS Visiting Scholars are selected based on the quality of their proposed research project, the relevance of their research to the ABMS certification research priorities, and the likelihood of making substantial progress on the project during the cohort year. Applications developed in collaboration with one or more ABMS Member Boards may receive priority.

An award of $15,000 is provided to support the direct costs of research and travel expenses associated with program participation.

Contact the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program for more information.