The following is an opportunity for health professionals interested in public policy.
Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, administered by the Minority Faculty Development Program at Harvard Medical School, this unique fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high-quality care at the national, state, and /or local levels for minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations. Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded per year.
1) complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard School of Public Health; and
2) be provided with core fellowship components such as seminars on leadership and health policy, practicum, leadership forums, conferences, site visits, mentoring, journal club, and shadowing.
CFHUF also offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the Harvard Kennedy School to physicians already possessing an MPH. It is expected that CFHUF will support the development of a cadré of leaders in health policy and practice, well-trained academically and professionally in public health, health policy, health management, and clinical medicine, as well as actively committed to careers in public service.
Physicians who are U.S. citizens and who have completed residency, either Board Eligible or Board Certified in the U.S are eligible for the fellowship. We are seeking physicians with evidence of leadership and leadership potential; experience or interest in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations; and intention to pursue a career in policy, public health practice, or academia.
The application deadline for the 2012-2013 Fellowship is January 3, 2012.
For application materials, information, and other training opportunities, please contact the CFHUF Program Coordinator by telephone at (617) 432-2922; by fax at 617-432-3834; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the fellowship brochure or to find out more information about the fellowship, please visit the following link: http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/fellows_faculty/cfhuf/about.html