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The Commonwealth fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy is a one-year,full-time, academic degree-granting program design to create physician leaders, particularly minority physician-leaders, who will pursue career in health policy, public health practice and academia. It is designed to incorporate the critical skills taught in schools of public health, government, business and medicine with leadership forums and seminar series conducted by Harvard senior faculty and nationally recognized leaders in minority health and public policy, supervised practicums and shadowing opportunities, sites visits, conferences and travels
Physicians who have completed residency, either
BE/BC. Additional experience beyond residency, such
as chief residency, is preferred.
• Experience or interest in addressing and improving the
health needs of minority populations.
• Strong evidence of leadership experience or potential,
especially as related to community efforts or health policy.
• Intention to pursue a career in public health practice,
policy, or academia.
• U.S. citizenship.
REVIEW CRITERIA AND SELECTION
Applications will be reviewed for academic and training
qualifications; commitment to a multicultural perspective
in program planning, program implementation, and policy
analysis; experience in projects devoted to improving the
capacity of the health care system to address health needs
of minority and disadvantaged populations; and evidence
of leadership potential.
The Harvard Coordinating Committee, composed
of distinguished faculty, administrators, and the program
director, will review applications, interview candidates, and
select the fellows.