Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Fellowship Program

The deadline to apply for a SIDM Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 15, 2019.

Are you interested in establishing yourself in the field of diagnostic quality and safety research?

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has a Fellowship program available to support the next generation of researchers in diagnostic quality and safety. We can help match you with experienced mentors in the SIDM community who are recognized leaders in the fields of diagnostic error education, research, or practice improvement. Funded by the Gordon Betty Moore Foundation, this Fellowship position provides a stipend for work done as part of an institutional degree program. Opportunities are provided for Fellows to present their work at SIDM’s Annual Meeting on Diagnostic Error in Medicine, and Fellows are encouraged to publish their work in Diagnosis and other peer-reviewed journals.

Scholars will receive a mentor and the benefits described above as well as the following:

• Stipend towards tuition, project expenses, salary ($35,000)
• Travel expenses to DEM Conference are reimbursed up to $2,500
• Their local institutional mentor receives stipend of $5,000

To receive the foundation-funded Fellowship, candidates must intend to pursue additional education and training related to improving diagnostic quality and safety. Successful candidates will be in an advanced degree-bearing program (or applying for and eventually be accepted), have local mentors, and commit to proposed work related to diagnostic excellence.

The deadline to apply for a SIDM Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 15, 2019.

For more information on the funded Fellowship position and to apply online, visit There is also information about additional fellowships that are not funded. If you have any questions, please email


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