In January 2013, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) will release a request for applications seeking proposals from institutions to serve as sites for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. This re-competition comes as the Foundation marks its 40th anniversary, which is shared by the Clinical Scholars program, the Foundation’s oldest program that has operated in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for more than 30 years. Over 1,250 physician leaders have been trained as Clinical Scholars and continue to have remarkable impact on the nation’s health and health care. The Foundation and the VA look forward to another decade of a partnership with leading American medical schools beginning July 1, 2016.
Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH
National Program Director
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
For more than three decades the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has fostered the development of physicians who are leading the transformation of health and health care in this country through positions in academic medicine, public health, health policy and other leadership roles. Through this two year, post-residency training program, future leaders will learn to conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners, and policy makers on issues important to the health and well-being of all Americans.