Clinical Research & Quality Improvement Fellow
Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine.
Concentration in health services research as well as quality improvement implementation, with flexible opportunities to participate in diverse research within the department.
The position encompasses a variety of linked efforts across two major domains:
1. Health Services and Clinical Outcomes Research
To understand and improve health outcomes, Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Urology is committed to performing current and impactful studies of urologic diseases. This training opportunity is designed to give the candidate a comprehensive clinical research experience in study design, analysis, presentation, and publication. The fellow will work closely with faculty members in the development and execution of projects relating to clinical epidemiology, outcomes, and health services research with an emphasis in urologic oncology. The primary responsibilities include administrative and analytic support for national, local, and regional databases maintained in the department. In addition, the applicant will have opportunities for to engage in a range of didactic activities and collaborations within the health system.
2. Quality Improvement
Coordinate efforts of the Urology Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee (UQAIC) including data acquisition and analysis (e.g., NSQIP, NHSN, Vizient), management of peer review process, and participation in design, implementation and analysis of departmental quality improvement projects.
Duties to include: organizing quarterly UQAIC meetings; obtaining, analyzing, benchmarking, and disseminating quality data including from both internal and external sources; working to validate, disseminate, and investigate efficacy of the Surgeon Value Dashboard, a proprietary, fully transparent EPIC-based surgeon-level cost and outcomes dashboard; IRB application writing and coordination; grant writing; student mentorship. Emphasis will be placed on manuscript writing and publication. There will be opportunity to participate in quality efforts in other aspects of Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System if interested.
Desired applicant characteristics:
-Detail oriented and able to manage multiple simultaneous projects.
-Effective communication with team members a must.
-Self-motivated and able to work independently to initiate, pursue, and complete projects with periodic guidance.
-Quantitative background is not required, however familiarity with statistical methods is strongly encouraged.
-Proficiency in at least one statistical software package (Microsoft Excel, SPSS, SAS, Stata, JMP, R)
This position is ideal for a candidate looking to strengthen their application before applying or re-applying to a Urology residency or fellowship.
Employed position through Yale University. Salary commensurate with education level and experience.
Applicants should email their CV, three letters of reference and a personal statement to Christine Merenda, Fellowship Coordinator, at Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Directors: Patrick Kenney, MD and Michael Leapman, MD