Mission: To cultivate the research that drives evidence-based medicine.
The Physician Researcher Program supports a select group of TPMG clinicians to conduct research that transforms how care is delivered while also continuing to make clinical contributions.
The Permanente Medical Group seeks to enhance physician opportunities and its learning health care system by providing sustained support for a network of physician delivery science researchers, integrating them into a systematic evaluation of clinical care, and facilitating the dissemination and implementation of the resulting knowledge.
This program provides long-term professional development and research support for evaluating priority topics to their specialty.
In November of 2020 the program welcomed its third class comprised of three physician researchers. The inaugural class of six physicians, started in 2017 and a second class of four began in late 2019. These physician researchers are devoting 20 to 40 percent of their time to research projects designed to produce new knowledge that has direct impact on high-priority issues in clinical care. The physician researchers will disseminate and implement the relevant learnings across Kaiser Permanente Northern California.