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Apply Now for the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

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, 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. The American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) is a founding Member Board of ABMS and is one of 24 medical specialties represented in this organization.

Visiting Scholar Benefits

  • Build relationships with the ABMS Member Boards Community and other leading health care organizations

  • Become familiar with the policy and the health care delivery environment in which continuing certification occurs

  • Participate in dialogues with national health care leaders, conferences, forums, and ABMS leadership committee meetings

  • Enjoy ongoing engagement with each other, program alumni, and the ABMS Member Boards community

  • Conduct projects of value to your program or organization

  • Gain national recognition and publication

  • Receive grant funding to support your research and associated travel expenses

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.

Sign Up for the ABMS Webinar to Learn More

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 will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 7-8:00 PM ET. Click here to register.

Application Deadline

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.

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