To be eligible for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program, physicians must:
- be committed to a career in academic medicine, public health, health policy or another career congruent with the program’s purposes and priorities of developing physician leaders and skilled researchers;
- be highly regarded by those responsible for their clinical training;
- complete the clinical requirements of their residency training by the date of entry into the program (except for surgeons); and
- be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories at the time of application.
Both MDs and DOs are eligible to apply. We will not consider applicants whose stipends will be supported or supplemented by other sources with the exception of active duty military physicians. RWJF and the VA make all funding decisions.
Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age and disadvantaged socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the better able we are to help all Americans live healthier lives and get the care they need. We encourage applications from diverse clinical backgrounds.