Listen to Scholars discuss their research via our "Research in Brief" podcast series.
To develop the skills necessary to translate research into action and effective policy, Clinical Scholars at Penn engage in longitudinal relationships with one or more of Penn's community-based partner organizations. The objectives of this relationship include:
Participating community partners have included:
All Scholars are required to complete a final research project/thesis as part of the Master of Science in Health Policy Research curriculum and individual organizational relationships with the nonprofit sector are facilitated by the program. Scholar projects range from community-based research partnerships with primary data collection to large-scale health policy analysis using national administrative datasets. All research projects are guided by small teams of faculty mentors, with frequent opportunities for group feedback on research in progress. The program also connects scholars with a strong network of faculty on the campus, community leaders from Philadelphia, and program alumni across the U.S.
A multidisciplinary weekly seminar series and visiting speaker series help further link scholars to a diverse group of researchers and health care leaders. These organizational linkages help stimulate diverse training experiences for scholars, both on and off the campus, and help guide Scholar activities and professional development through the rest of the program.
Upon arrival at Penn, all first-year Scholars collaborate on a community-generated project at the start of the program. This project concludes with a final presentation for stakeholders at the community site and a team-written final report.
The links below will take you to the comprehensive reports and funding proposals developed by past cohorts of Clinical Scholars at Penn. These reports are the culmination of their summer community immersion experience.
2012-2014 Clinical Scholars
2011-2013 Clinical Scholars
2010-2012 Clinical Scholars
2009-2011 Clinical Scholars
2008-2010 Clinical Scholars
2007-2009 Clinical Scholars