Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research
Advanced Fellowship Programs
CCDOR offers two Advanced Fellowship programs: an Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research (HSR) and the VA Quality Scholars Program (VAQS). Some applicants may find that one program fits best with their background and interests; other applicants may choose to apply to both programs. Below are some key similarities and distinctions between the two programs. See the HSR and VAQS fellowship pages for more detailed information on each program.
|Health Services Research (HSR)||VA Quality Scholars (VAQS)|
|- Funded through the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)
- Individualized mentoring
- Networking opportunities with national experts and leaders
- 2-year duration (both programs have potential for 3rd year extension)
- For clinical fellows, 20-25% time on VA clinical activities
- For non-clinical fellows, 20-25% time engaged in projects or activities relevant to healthcare improvement
MD or other doctoral-level clinicians; PhD or equivalent in health services research, public health, the social sciences, statistics, bioscience, or related fields.
Health services research, implementation science, partnered research, and healthcare system improvement.
Trains leaders and scholars for roles in healthcare, academia, government, non-profits, and the private sector.
Physicians, doctoral-level nurses, clinical psychologists, pharmacists, and physical therapists.
Trains leaders and scholars in healthcare improvement – appropriate for those whose career goals may include healthcare leadership, scholarly work, and/or educational roles.