ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting Scholars Informational Webinar Postponed

Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the March 25 informational webinar about the 2020-2021 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program has been postponed (new date to be determined). In the meantime, the 2019–2020 informational webinar describes the benefits for Scholars and their institutions, alumni experiences, and what makes a successful candidate.

Visiting Scholars Application Deadline Moved

The application deadline for the 2020–2021 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program has been moved from Friday, May 8 to Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm (CT). It is expected that the Visiting Scholars will be named in July 2020, according to the original schedule.

Apply for the 2020-2021 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program by June 5 at 5:00 pm (CT)


The ABMS Visiting Scholars Program™ is a one-year, part-time program that positions early-career physicians, and others with relevant advanced degrees, as future health care leaders. ABMS Visiting Scholars conduct research relevant to initial and continuing Board Certification in collaboration with mentors from their institutions and liaisons from ABMS and its Member Boards.

The Program facilitates their research in areas such as:

  • Physician assessment
  • Physician performance improvement and quality improvement
  • Physician continuing professional development

ABMS Visiting Scholars 2019-2020ABMS Visiting Scholars remain at their home institutions and participate in monthly webinars with health care policy experts, quality improvement leaders, and others. Visiting Scholars attend three in-person leadership meetings, presenting their research findings at the annual ABMS Conference. Each Scholar receives a financial award to support the direct costs of research and travel expenses associated with his or her program participation.

The Visiting Scholars Program provides physicians with a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills. Visiting Scholars benefit from opportunities to engage with major health care organizations and network with fellow Scholars and ABMS leaders.

For more information, download the ABMS Visiting Scholars brochure.

Last Year's Webinar

Also, you can still view the March 27, 2019 Informational Webinar below: