We offer two-year post-doctoral fellowships in clinical care and health services research for
qualified candidates with a PhD or MD. Candidates interested in epidemiology, healthcare
disparities, implementation science, high value health care and policy, biostatistics, research
methodology, cancer prevention and screening, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, or
substance use disorders, may find CCDOR a particularly good fit with our program, but other
candidates are encouraged to apply.
All fellows are paired with a primary mentor, selected from a talented cadre of senior investigators.
Fellows will participate in an intensive mentored research experience, with training in grant
and manuscript writing, health services research, and research methods. Fellows have the
opportunity to participate in systematic reviews, under the auspices of the Minnesota
Evidence-Synthesis Program, one of four VA Evidence-based Synthesis Programs.
is an interdisciplinary research center located at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and
affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. CCDOR
is a vibrant organization with 25 core investigators, 8 affiliate or associate investigators,
2 Fellows and a Statistical and Data Programming Core of 7. Since our training program was established,
we have produced alumni who have gone on to productive careers in academic medicine and clinical and
health services research and have attained leadership positions in their fields of specialization.
Click here to view our alumni.
Who should apply?
Postdoctoral fellows should have a PhD or equivalent in health services research, nursing, public
health, the social sciences, statistics, bioscience, or related fields. Fellows receive an
annual stipend plus health insurance benefits. Stipend for PhD fellows is $44,755 in year 1
and $47,174 in year 2. Stipend for nurse fellows is $54,916 in year 1 and $58,182 in year 2.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
MD fellows must have graduated from an ACGME accredited residency; be board certified or board eligible;
be a U.S. citizen; and have an active unrestricted U.S. medical license. International medical
graduates must also have an ECFMG certificate that is valid indefinitely. Physicians in the
fields of internal medicine, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine and other specialties are
encouraged to apply.
MD Fellows receive 85% protected time for research and education and have the opportunity to complete
an MPH in epidemiology or health services research or an MS in clinical research through the
University of Minnesota’s (UMN) School of Public Health. MD fellows also have opportunities
for outpatient and inpatient clinical experiences at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and for
teaching within the UMN Medical School. Salary is based on PGY level.
should send a cover letter stating career interests and fellowship goals, curriculum vitae,
three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Diana Burgess, PhD
(email@example.com). See below for a listing of past fellows.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until November 1, 2017.
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