One of ACCORDS’ primary mission is to train researchers in outcomes and health services research, provide mentorship to nurture junior faculty and to provide educational offerings to a wide audience of faculty across campus with an interest in T3-T4 research. There are currently three fellowships at ACCORDS:
- The Primary Care Research Fellowship (led by Dr. Ingrid Biswanger), which provides 2-year training programs for physicians in the specialties of general internal medicine, general pediatrics, and family medicine
- The Surgical/subspecialists Clinical Outcomes Research (SCORE) Fellowship, (led by Dr. Allison Kempe), a similar fellowship that focuses on fellows or faculty with a subspecialty or surgical clinical focus; and
- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Scholars Program, a 2-year training program that provides similar training to faculty based at Denver Health.
In addition to these formal training fellowships, ACCORDS hosts monthly or bi-monthly work in progress (WIP) sessions for groups of faculty at similar levels of training who have a common research focus. For example, there are currently faculty WIPs focused on surgical/hospitalist outcomes, children with special health care needs, prevention of obesity in childhood, adult cardiology and adult surgical outcomes, each with 6-10 participating faculty. In addition, ACCORDS provide support for numerous career development awards and applications. The educational opportunities hosted by ACCORDS include a weekly health services WIP, bi-monthly noon research presentations by ACCORDS faculty, a seminar series that spans the year and is focused on a particular topic each year, and 1-2 Workshops per year involving both local and national speakers.