Application Information


Below is a list of eligibility criteria for trainees in the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship.  Applicants must meet the following seven conditions:

  1. Must be a physician (MD or DO), DDS, DMD, PharmD, or doctorally-trained non-physician (PhD or equivalent).
  2. Per HRSA, the individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
  3. Must want to pursue an academic career with a focus on research related to optimizing primary care. 
  4. Must not have any current or prior funding as a principal investigator at the R01 level or equivalent.
  5. Must not have been previously funded by a T32 fellowship grant
  6. Must agree to devote at least 75% of time to research training during fellowship training; clinicians may pursue clinical work related to their research for 25% of their time.  Trainees who leave the fellowship prior to two years of training may be subject to a payback agreement with HRSA.

Prior experience in clinical research including training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research design is also preferred for applicants, but not required.


Recruitment for the July of 2024 cohort is now closed. The fellowship does not adhere to a match date, and therefore interviews will be scheduled at the convenience of the applicant and admissions committee.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

To apply:

Please prepare the following documents and upload via our application page.

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. 1-2 page personal statement including overall career development plan, research goals, and mentorship needs
  3. Up to 3 letters of support  

*If your three references prefer to submit their letters of support directly to the fellowship’s admissions committee, these can be submitted via email to In this case, on the application form you can simply enter the name of your reference, their title, institution, relationship to you, telephone number, and email address.

For additional questions regarding logistics, how to apply, or details about the fellowship please contact Rebecca (Becca) Speer at


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Aurora, CO 80045


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