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Education and Research Training

The Penn Primary Care Research Training Program (PCRTP) is a multidisciplinary training program that aims to train the next generation of leaders in primary care research from diverse backgrounds, preparing them with the most advanced methods and frameworks to study and improve primary care. The PCRTP is offered through a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the Health Resources and Services Administration and aims to take full advantage of the vibrant and cutting-edge health services and policy research occurring on our contiguous campuses at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It is jointly directed by Penn’s Divisions of General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing in close collaboration with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology (CCEB).

The Penn GIM Fellowship and Research Training Program is part of the Penn PCRTP and is specifically designed to train GIM fellows to become academic general internists, obtaining an advanced degree in either the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) or the Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) programs.  The GIM fellows also become an integrated part of the Division of GIM. The DGIM offers a wealth of educational and research experiences for trainees. Both faculty and trainees attend weekly Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, biweekly DGIM Grand Rounds, and biweekly Health Services Research Conferences.  The Division of GIM also has numerous established clinician-scientists who welcome the opportunity to help fellows who have research interests in their areas of expertise. The studies conducted by our faculty span an enormous array of topics. The division also has an accomplished cadre of clinician-educators who also conduct research as well as serving as excellent role models of teachers.