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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Is this the same program as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program?
How is the NCSP different from the legacy RWJF Clinical Scholars Program?
Why is this a “national” program? How are the sites coordinating their efforts?
How is the NCSP similar to the legacy RWJF Clinical Scholars Program?
How long is the program, and when would I start?
How will Scholars spend their time during the program?
Can I earn a master's degree?
Who is eligible to apply?
How many sites should I apply to?
When do I find out if I am invited to interview at an NCSP site?
How many sites may I interview at?
Will in-person interviews or site-hosted on-campus visits be held by the sites?
May applicants defer admission to NCSP?
Do NCSP Scholars receive a stipend?
Will I be eligible for the NIH Loan Repayment Program?
How are non-VA positions funded and do they incur any obligations?
What if I am interested in speaking with an NCSP faulty member before applying?