The QSCERT postdoctoral fellowship training (M.D. residents/fellows or Ph.D scholars) is supported by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research  (AHRQ).


The Quality, Safety, and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (QSCERT) T32 Program is a multidisciplinary, postdoctoral training program in quality, safety and comparative effectiveness research. T32 institutional training grants support promising researchers who have completed a doctoral-­‐level degree but are not yet ready for faculty appointment.


Scholars participate in a two-year training course and will be selected based on a competitive application process in which academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training environment will be important consideration for funding.  


In addition to the required CER core curriculum and career development components, scholars have chosen one of three different training tracks.  Each track is founded on the scholar’s prior experience and training (e.g., MD vs. PhD) and individual learning needs, and has its own requirements.  


    • Strong academic credentials and good communication
    • Ability to commit to all requirements of the training
    • Hold an M.D., D.O., or Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, with completion of at least one year of residency training and achievement of medial licensure (if applicable).
    • Interest in developing a career in quality, safety and/or comparative effectiveness
    • Support from a mentor in the candidate’s proposed disciplinary home (i.e., a clinical department for M.D. graduates, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing for nursing Ph.D graduates, and the appropriate department for other Ph.D graduates). Consultation is available with program leads to identify and appropriate

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Program Leads: 
Joy Melnikow:
Patrick Romano:

Program Coordinator: 
Elizabeth Vice: