Developing leaders to educate, evaluate, and innovate in Health Professions Education for the VA and the Nation
The Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research (HPEER) Advanced Fellowship is funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) and is an interprofessional, 2-year post-masters’ or post-doctoral fellowship in curriculum design and implementation, evaluation, and research
Working to improve healthcare for Veterans and the nation
Striving to advance best practices in Health Professions Education
Creating innovation within existing training programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Each site offers a deep bench of expertise in the field of Health Professions Education, individualized mentoring, and projects tailored to meet the interests and goals of each fellow
Salt Lake City
White River Junction
A Few Words from Our Alumni
Joshua Hamer, PhD
Houston, TX | 2021
“The HPEER fellowship provided me with invaluable experiences of professional and personal growth and afforded inter-professional collaboration opportunities regarding quality improvement and evaluation. At the conclusion of my postdoctoral clinical fellowship, I knew that I needed to hone my research and evaluation skills to make a systems-level impact on the provision of clinical services and associated patient outcomes. The HPEER fellowship helped me acquire new, non-clinical, systems improvement and evaluation skills while simultaneously allowing me to build a broad portfolio of enduring health professions educational products. “
Megan Gregory, PhD
Houston, TX | 2021
“The mentoring and opportunities I received as part of the HPEER fellowship shaped me into a better researcher and educator”
HPEER was created for a broad array of professions and potential fellows
Whether you are a clinician, educational content expert, or evaluator, HPEER might be the right fit for you. We capitalize on the strengths that each of our fellows bring to the program and provide them with the tailored experience and guidance they need to pursue an expanded career in health professions education.
Who is eligible to be an HPEER Fellow?
- Post-doctoral PhDs (both clinical and non-clinical)
- Post PGY-1 Physicians
- Master’s level prepared trainees
- Non-Physician Trainees Must be a US Citizen, Physician Trainees must at least have a J1 or HB-1 Visa
- Individuals who are not currently enrolled in any other fellowship program
From which professions does HPEER recruit?
HPEER fellows can come from a variety of professional backgrounds. HPEER fellows may be subject matter experts, healthcare professionals, or both. They include but are not limited to: anthropologists, graphic designers, social workers, dietitians, dentists, educators, physical therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians.
Is HPEER right for me and if so which site?
Every fellow’s pathway through fellowship starts with a conversation. To determine if HPEER is right for your career goals, use the form submission below to state your interests and credentials.
Each site has its own specializations, interests, and types of applicants it pursues. In order to determine which site is the best fit, use the submission form below to state your interests and credentials.
HPEER Coordinating Center LEadership
Kyler Godwin, PhD, MPH
National Program Director | Houston Site Director
Vince Watts, MD, MPH
National Program Co-Director | White River Junction Site Director
Molly Horstman, MD
National Program Co-Director | Houston Site Co-Director
Travis Croom, MPH
National Program Coordinator