The Common Fund previously supported the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, a 12-month residential program to provide training for the next generation of clinician-scientists to learn about translational research, from the bench to the bedside, and back to the bench. The program was designed to attract the most creative, research-oriented medical and dental students, called fellows, to the intramural campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The fellows could then become engaged in a mentored clinical or translational research project in an area that could match their personal research interests and goals.
Perspective: The Role of the NIH in Nurturing Clinician-Scientists.
Read an article by Michael M. Gottesman, M.D. in the New England Journal of Medicine discussing this topic here