This session provides a comprehensive overview for any clinician interested in pursuing a career in clinical research. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) program officer will decode funding opportunities for further research training, career development, and educational loan repayment. The productive mentor-mentee relationship will be discussed in the context of developing successful grant applications.
Advice for the Junior Investigator: Tips for Getting Started
Mapping NIH Funding Opportunities to Career Stage
Career Paths for the Clinician Scientist
AAPM's Research Grants Program
Robert Hurley, Norman Harden
Linda L. Porter
- Identify paths available at all career stages, from trainee to faculty, to pursue a career as a clinician scientist.
- Compare NIH funding mechanisms available for research support, educational loan repayment, postdoctoral research training, and career development and to select appropriate funding opportunities given an individual’s research training and experience to date.
- Demonstrate understanding of successful components of the mentor-mentee relationship and the critical role mentorship plays in supporting a clinician's research training and activities as well as to review the grant application process and components critical to writing a competitive grant application.
This session does not offer CME.