Webinar: Learn about the American Board of Medical Specialties’ Visiting Scholars Program

American Board of Medical Specialties is will host a webinar for those interested in applying for the organization’s Visiting Scholars Program. The webinar will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern on March 27.

ABMS describes the VSP as “a one-year, part-time program that is intended to provide exposure to the fields of professional assessment, quality improvement, and regulatory policy.” It is targeted to early-career physicians and faculty (assistant professors, fellows and residents) and those with graduate-level degrees in public health and related fields. In a press release, ABMS noted: “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.”

ABMS touts the following participant benefits:

Scholars pursue professional goals through relationships with the ABMS Member Boards Community and other leading health care organizations
Scholars become familiar with the policy and the health care delivery environment in which continuing certification occurs
Scholars participate in interactive monthly videoconferences with national health care leaders, conferences, forums, and ABMS leadership committee meetings
Scholars enjoy ongoing engagement with each other, program alumni, and the ABMS Member Boards community
Scholars conduct projects of value to their programs and organizations
Scholars build networks that inform their research and support their professional development
Scholars’ work is nationally recognized and disseminated
Scholars receive a grant to support research and travel expenses associated with their program participation 

The organization recommends that potential applicants sign up to attend the informational webinar before applying.

Below is a recording of the webinar ABMS hosted in April.


Here’s a brochure on the Visiting Scholars Program. You also can preview of the application.

Apply here by 5 p.m. May 1.


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