Clinical Research Fellowship Overview

The PSPC/PUSH Clinical Research Fellowship program is 12 months and serves as an enhancement to FMG’s who are planning to apply to residency training programs in the United States. Our goals are to expose the fellow to the medical system and practice, provide the fellow withe the research skills and activities that may lead to publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals or abstracts, offer one-on-one mentorship and career guidance, and promote his/her personal leadership skills through the workshops aimed at meeting the unique needs of FMG’s.

The Clinical Research Fellowship program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic Clinical Research. Fellows experience the excitement and intellectual rewards of research before making plans for residency or postgraduate training.

Program Benefits

  • Focus on research without the distraction of full-time coursework.
  • Become part of a community of Medical Fellows through regional meetings and other events.
  • Gain insight into a wide range of research areas and receive career advise from program alumni and other prominent physician-scientists.
  • Participate in scientific conferences in their field and present their work.
  • Spend a year evaluation whether research should be part of their career.
  • Program will sponsor limited/temporary license for research and teaching purposes.
  • Letters of recommendation from PSPC/PUSH medical faculty when appropriate.
  • Potential publications, abstract, and research posters.
  • Develop practical medical/health research and inquiry skills utilizing the latest approaches in American healthcare/ health services, and medical research.
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for clinical medical care/ services and research.
  • Develop a foundation for putting evidence-based medicine into practice and research.
  • Develop personal and group leadership skills necessary for advancement in clinical practice and research.
  • Develop a longstanding relationship with a medical faculty member who will serve as a mentor to provide guidance on the process for applying to accredited US residency training programs and career development.
  • Develop strategies for communicating clinical research and medical information in spoken and written English.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of the healthcare system and medical higher education institution.
  • Certificate of completion from PSPC/PUSH

Financial Benefit

PSPC/PUSH does not provide salary or benefits for any fellows accepted under this program.


  • Attending seminars and didactics sessions on Fridays.
  • Make research and journal club curriculum for residents.
  •  Coordinate with team members, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Dedicate one hour every Friday to teach residents.
  • Assist in maintaining databases, out reach and enrollment.
  • Perform complete intake and diagnostic scales.


  • Medical School Graduate
  • All USMLE steps, including Step 3
  • US Green Card or US Citizen
  • Applicants who are chosen for the position are required to apply for Teaching and Research License through the Washington State Department of Health prior to start date of fellowship. Expenses for license are not paid for by PSPC/PUSH.

Application Process

Clinical Research Fellowship Applications will be accepted all year, the fellowship runs from April 1st – May 1st. Applicant must make a commitment to conducting 12 months of continuous, full-time research with minimal interruptions. After submitting your application package for this position you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application materials. Applications will be reviewed as received on a rolling basis or after the closing date. Applicants not selected for further consideration will be notified via email when the selection process for the current session has been completed. Click here to download application.
** If you are applying for multiple positions within our training programs, please fill out each positions application separately and submit payment for each positions application separately.