Keane OpenNotes Fellowship
Keane OpenNotes Fellowship in Patient Engagement and Transparency
The Keane OpenNotes Fellowship in Patient Engagement and Transparency is a two-year program preparing individuals for careers in academic medicine and/or affiliated health sciences. This inaugural program, which is not ACGME certified, welcomes applicants with doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines, both clinical (physicians in all specialties, nurses, others) and non-clinical (social scientists, health policy researchers, informaticists).
Joining OpenNotes (www.opennotes.org), the international movement based primarily in the research section of the nationally-recognized Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Keane Fellow will work closely with Harvard Medical School (HMS) faculty on research focusing on improving the quality of care through more transparent communication. To ensure that the Fellow meets clearly defined goals, this extraordinary opportunity will provide individualized support, mentorship, and skill development. Many exciting opportunities exist to study transparency collaboratively via the analysis of large databases, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, surveys and health system implementations. Areas of interest include research in fostering improved patient and family engagement, patient-clinician communication, shared decision making, patient safety, disparities in access to pertinent clinical data, and ethical considerations pertaining to data sharing.
In addition, Fellows may participate in the intensive summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health or a Master of Biomedical Informatics at HMS. Some Fellows may pursue a rigorous curriculum leading to a Master of Public Health degree. For Fellows who are practicing physicians, a clinical session during the week may be accommodated. Please note: The summer program and the degree-granting program require separate applications, which will be coordinated with application to the Fellowship.
Each research Fellow will design, conduct, present, and publish original investigative projects. In order to foster success at the conclusion of the program, the goal is that each Fellow will:
- Learn to understand the scientific basis of research focused on how patient engagement and transparency can advance the quality, efficiency, and safety of health care.
- Develop a strong background in quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including rigorous survey methodology, and research design and evaluation.
- Develop skills tailored to help present research findings, public speaking, and teaching
- Develop a research idea from conception to publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Develop competence in leading and completing projects at an academic medical center with multi-disciplinary teams that include faculty.
BIDMC and OpenNotes are equal opportunity institutions and value the perspectives and experiences of students from underrepresented backgrounds. The program encourages such candidates to apply.
Timeline for Prospective Applicants
|Wednesday, November 27, 2019||Application deadline for 2020 start|
|Late November – Early December 2019||Candidate interviews|
|Friday, January 31, 2019||Notice of acceptance|
|Sunday, December 1, 2019||Application deadline for 2020 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Master’s Program|
|Friday, January 3, 2020||Application deadline for HMS Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI)|
|Saturday, February 1, 2020||Application deadline for 2020 Program in Clinical Effectiveness (PCE)|
|Wednesday, July 1, 2020||Fellowship and PCE begin|
|1. Application Form (includes personal and research statement) click here to download|
|2. Applicant’s current CV|
|3. Three letters of recommendation submitted by faculty who are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications One letter must be from the Director of your current or most recent clinical training program.|
All application submissions and inquiries may be directed to:
Paola Miralles, email@example.com. A complete application will include an email with: application form (personal and research statements included), CV, and 3 letters of recommendation submitted by faculty.