(Junior) Clinician Scientist Program Evaluation
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the BIH Charité Clinician Scientist Program, the first systematic empirical program evaluation was published. Standardized online surveys and guideline-structured interviews were used to investigate the extent to which the integration of research into residency training succeeds through the structured program and what opportunities and challenges arise in practice.
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the CSP, in cooperation with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), the BIH Biomedical Innovation Academy has conducted a comprehensive and social science-based program evaluation (project duration: June 2019 -March 2021). The study uses a mixed-method approach in which qualitative and quantitative methods systematically complement each other (interviews, online survey and bibliometric analysis). The evaluation is based on the experiences and perspectives of a total of 90 active and former (J)CSP fellows and, comparatively, a control group at Charité which is not funded by the program. The findings give multifaceted empirical insights into the program, identify opportunities and challenges and provide the basis for general recommendations for action for the development and expansion of Clinician Scientist Programs in the context of German university medicine.