Fellowship

2016 Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.

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 Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, formerly the Commonwealth Fund / Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, is a one-year, full-time, academic degree-granting program designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high performance health care for vulnerable populations including racial and ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged groups.

Established through the support of The Commonwealth Fund in December 1995 and under the direction of the Minority Faculty Development Program of the Harvard Medical School, the Fellowship incorporates courses taught in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School.

Eligibility

  • Physicians who have completed residency in the U.S., 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, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations as well as in advancing system change in ways that improve the health for all populations, but with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.
  • Strong evidence of leadership experience or potential, especially as related to community efforts, quality improvement, transformation of health care delivery systems, and/or health policy.
  • Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

Benefits:

  • Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded per year.
  • Each fellowship provides: $60,000 one-year stipend, full tuition, health insurance, books, fellowship travel and other program related expenses, including financial assistance for a practicum project.

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 increasing quality care and access and improving the capacity of the health care system to address health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations
  • Evidence of leadership potential.

How to apply to the Fellowship?

Applicants are required to complete applications to both The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy and the MPPH program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Fellowship participation is contingent upon acceptance to both, although applicants not accepted to the Fellowship will still be eligible for admission to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Questions about the Fellowship can be addressed to:

Program Coordinator
The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship
c/o Minority Faculty Development Program
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115-5818
Phone: 617-432-2922
E-mail: mfdp_mcff@hms.harvard.edu

Timeline:

Fellowship Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

Harvard Kennedy School Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

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