Growing out of four decades of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Veterans Administration (VA) Clinical Scholars Program, an independent group of community, health system, policy and academic partners have come together to create and launch the new National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), a unique two-year, site-based post-graduate training program for physicians and nurses. The inaugural sites of the NCSP, formerly Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program sites, are the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.
As an NCSP Board member, Dean Peragallo Montano will join the ranks of prominent leaders in health and health care who will serve as the governing authority for the consortium, helping to guide and improve this exciting and vibrant interprofessional training program.
The National Program Board (NPB) provides oversight for the NCSP and consists of the deans from each site’s schools of nursing and medicine, VA representation, community representatives, prominent leaders in health and health care and RWJF Clinical Scholar Program Alumni. NPB members also provide mentorship to the Scholars and guidance over program plans such as expansion of the program to additional sites.