Investments in Academics
MedStar Health is committed to developing a nationally recognized academic health system that advances health through education and research. Academics are vital to our ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest in healthcare, to achieve optimal quality and safety results for our patients, and to fulfill our vision as the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health.
To achieve our vision, MedStar Health committed to a significant investment in academics through the Academic Investment Fund. The goal of the Academic Investment Fund is to create the future of advancing health by supporting physicians and other clinical professionals’ education and research goals. This investment in academics will allow us to begin planning for the succession of future leaders in education and research within MedStar Health.
The Academic Investment Fund includes funding for People, Programs, and Pilots. The goals of this investment include:
Succession Planning: Identifying, cultivating, and grooming our academic leaders of the future.
- Internal “K-award” Research Development Awards
- Internal Educational Fellowship
- Support for a Master’s Degree or professional certification in educational scholarship or research
- Tail funding for those who have completed established academic/scholarly programs (such as Teaching or Research Scholars, etc.)
- Seed funding as part of newly created academic/research positions
Program Development: Propel the depth and breadth of academics within the health system by supporting existing programs and developing new programs in academics.
Compensation Models: Creating innovative academic compensation models to support clinical faculty in education and research.
Clinical departments or service lines awarded pilot academic investments to enhance compensation models and reward academic engagement and productivity of clinically-based faculty, with awards given to System-Wide Gastroenterology, Baltimore Orthopaedics, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center Internal Medicine.