Education and Training



Medical Residents, Fellows, and Postdoctoral

VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) Fellowship Program

The mission of this advanced fellowship program is to offer scholars opportunities to be leaders who can apply knowledge and methods of health care improvement to the care of veterans; innovate and continually improve health care; teach health professionals about health care improvement, and perform research and develop new knowledge for the ongoing improvement of the quality and value of health care services.

Vanderbilt Patient/pRactice Outcomes Research in Effectiveness and Systems Science(PROgRESS)

The goal of the PROgRESS Program is to train early-career researchers who can address healthcare knowledge gaps and translate knowledge into application. This T32 is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and focuses on patient-centered outcomes research, implementation science and health and community policy.

Vanderbilt Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Career Knowledge, Education and Training (V-POCKET)

V-POCKET focuses on patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and is not limited to a specific disease or type of patient. The research program aims to develop a PCOR-mentored career development program for post-doctoral scientists integrating an individualized mentored research project with experiential didactic learning and to produce clinically relevant, patient-specific information that can help patients make decisions about treatment options.

Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral K12

V-STTaR K12 in Implementation Research

This mentored research training program is dedicated to developing independent investigators capable of addressing major gaps that exist in the widespread implementation of proven interventions into practice and is supported by NIH/NHLBI. Scholars will receive up to 3 years of individualized training with 75% protected research time to focus on “real-world” implementation of interventions to improve patient care in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.

Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine  Research Training (VEMRT)

Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine Research Training (VEMRT) K12 career development program trains clinician-scientists in emergency care. Led by Alan Storrow, M.D., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Thomas Wang, M.D., Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of   Cardiovascular Medicine, the program provides  opportunity for the scholars to develops expertise in emergency care such as acute cardiopulmonary emergencies, the neurobiology of acute  psychiatric  illness, and patient-centered emergency care nursing.

Vanderbilt Learning Health System Scholar (LHSS)

The goal of this program is to draw together scholars and mentors across disciplines and model team science integral to learning health systems. This K12 is co-funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI). The LHSS K12 focuses on patient centered outcomes research/Pragmatic trials, implementation and dissemination science, health policy and community health, stakeholder engagement and methods advancement.