Training Resources and Opportunities

As a large academic institute, the University of Michigan has numerous resources to support its trainees. Fellows can choose from a number of opportunities that best fit their personal interests and career goals. *


For fellows interested in strengthening their research skills and knowledge, there are resources to connect you to the research community within the University of Michigan including our Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) and the Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR). MICHR is dedicated to enabling and enhancing clinical and translational research at the University of Michigan. MICHR supports research teams by offering education, funds, and connections. Services include a mentoring academy, awards, certifications, and workshops as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Research. CHEAR is a large research center based in the Division of Pediatrics that bring together multiple subspecialists and institutes to identify and advance high priority issues in child health. CHEAR offers mentorship, connections to leaders in transformative research, seminars for research methods, and fellowships.  

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Medical Education

The University of Michigan has multiple opportunities for further training for those fellows interested in Medical Education. The Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP) is an internationally acclaimed program that develops leaders in medical education by reinforcing skills in teaching and scholarship. Through MESP, scholars receive support on a scholarly project of their choosing as well as a connection to a community of educators within the University of Michigan. The Community of Medical Educators in Training (CoMET) is similar to MESP but is trainee-designed and trainee-led. CoMET sharpens teaching skills as well as encourages scholarly work in education.  The University of Michigan also has a state of the art Simulation Center that fellows can utilize and incorporate into their scholarly activity. The Clinical Simulation center provides an innovative learning environment for all types of learners. The University of Michigan also offers a Master of Health Professions Education.

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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:

Fellows interested in refining their Quality Improvement and Patient Safety skills can participate in Lean training or our Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Scholars (PASQUAL) Program. Lean training is offered as a 5-day course that is aimed at teaching the principles, systems, and tools of Lean. PASQUAL is a more in-depth program that teaches the foundation in principles of quality improvement and patient safety. Through PASQUAL, scholars will develop skills in teaching, leading, and scholarship.

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Global Health

The Global REACH (Research, Education, and Collaboration Health) program is ideal for fellows who want to engage in global health activities. Global REACH offers programs and travel awards to allow its trainees to experience medicine all over the world with the goal of advancing healthcare and reducing disparities.  Additionally, Global REACH offers the Global Health Research Certification Program, a program designed to help faculty, fellows, and residents incorporate global health into their research portfolios, creating a foundation for meaningful collaborative relationships and research in the global health setting.

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* The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan supports its trainees to engage in programs of interest. However, due to the recent COVID pandemic, funds may be limited.

Healthcare Administration 

The University of Michigan offers additional training in healthcare administration through our Healthcare Administration Scholars Program.  This program is a 20 month program aimed at preparing graduates to succeed in a leadership position in their field and allows participants to establish a network for future collaboration.

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Healthcare Disparities

For fellows passionate about improving their skills as a change agent to eliminate health disparities, we are pleased to offer further training through our Healthcare Equity and Quality Scholars Program. The program offers a 10-month longitudinal healthcare disparities curriculum incorporating cultural humility, social determinants of health and quality improvement designed as a primer for future development in healthcare disparities and health equity. This program aims to prepare and empower participants to deliver compassionate and personalized care to all persons, as well as utilize quality improvement tools to assess healthcare disparities and the impact of our interventions.

Topics the program has covered in the past include:

  • Community Needs Assessment and community engagement
  • Caring for patients with:
    • Higher weights
    • Mental health illness
    • Disabilities
  • Chronic paid, opioid and other substance use disorders
  • Human trafficking
  • Structural racism
  • LGBTQIA+ health
  • Spiritual histories