ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting Scholar Application Period for 2020-2021 is now CLOSED

The application deadline for the 2020–2021 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program was Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm (CT). It is expected that the Visiting Scholars will be named in late July 2020.

The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program™ is a one-year, part-time program that positions early-career physicians, and others with relevant advanced degrees, as future health care leaders. ABMS Visiting Scholars conduct research relevant to initial and continuing Board Certification in collaboration with mentors from their institutions and liaisons from ABMS and its Member Boards.

The Program facilitates their research in areas such as:

  • Physician assessment
  • Physician performance improvement and quality improvement
  • Physician continuing professional development

ABMS Visiting Scholars 2019-2020ABMS Visiting Scholars remain at their home institutions and participate in monthly webinars with health care policy experts, quality improvement leaders, and others. Visiting Scholars attend three in-person leadership meetings, presenting their research findings at the annual ABMS Conference. Each Scholar receives a financial award to support the direct costs of research and travel expenses associated with his or her program participation.

The Visiting Scholars Program provides physicians with a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills. Visiting Scholars benefit from opportunities to engage with major health care organizations and network with fellow Scholars and ABMS leaders.

For more information, download the ABMS Visiting Scholars brochure[PDF].

2020 Informational Webinar for 2020-2021 Candidates

View the June 3, 2020 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program Informational Webinar below [34:06]: