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Physician researchers build bridges to health care innovation

A new joint program of The Permanente Medical Group and the Division of Research in Northern California encourages Kaiser Permanente clinicians to devote part of their careers to conducting research.

The six physicians in the  inaugural class of the Physician Researcher Program will devote 20 to 40 percent of their time to research projects designed to systematically evaluate and improve clinical care. The physician researchers will then have the opportunity to disseminate and implement the relevant learnings across Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

“We will invest in them becoming researchers, while they remain active in clinical practice the majority of the time,” said Philip Madvig, MD, TPMG associate executive director.

To learn more, go to the Division of Research’s Spotlight blog.

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