National Clinician Scholars Program

National Clinician

Scholars Program



UCLA CSP Legacy and

Check out our video to learn more about the legacy of the RWJF CSP and the launch of the new NCSP!

Executive Summary

“Scholars have used their training to develop expertise in particular areas of quality improvement and then have translated that knowledge into meaningful change in DHS.”
Mitchell Katz, M.D.
Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Join us in our mission to educate nurses and physicians together to serve as leaders, researchers, and change agents in health care, community health and public policy!

UCLA is committed to solving the most pressing societal challenges of our time—not least among them, addressing disparities and quality of care in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. Inspired by the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (CSP), which for more than 40 years fostered the development of physician-leaders able to transform health and healthcare, we proudly launch the new interprofessional UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program. This post-residency training initiative builds upon the CSP legacy, with early-career physicians and doctorally-prepared nurses participating in an intensive, highly-customized, two-year program that places them in community settings to conduct priority research directly benefiting the health of Southern California residents.

“The opportunity to work in an environment with a cohort of fellow scholars and faculty pushed me to think bigger than I thought possible.”
Stanley Frencher, M.D.
Director of Urology, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
UCLA Alumnus

Support the New Program!

To invest in the future of clinician-leader training, please consider supporting the new UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program.

Every gift makes a difference!

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Please contact Cristina Punzalan or call (310) 794-2268 with any questions.