The Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care and George Washington University (GWU) are pleased to announce co-sponsorship of a one-year Health Policy Research fellowship. Fellows work with the Center and GWU staff to address health policy questions of interest, along with faculty development, culminating in a project for publication and presentation.

The year begins with review of the Center’s mission and work, GWU fellowship opportunity review, and development of a fellowship portfolio. The Fellowship affords exposure to American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)  and other data sets, development of research skills, and interaction with collaborators and federal agencies about professionalism and value. Some elements of the Fellowship may be tailored to include external collaborations, teaching, clinical scope, and coursework.

The Fellow is introduced to various local and national organizations focused on health policy research, planning, and implementation, and there are options to work directly with them. Interested Fellows may also work with congressional staff members, policy think tanks, or professional organizations on writing and promoting health legislation. A benefit of being in Washington, DC is that many of these organizations and federal partners are right here.

Program Goals

  • To seed primary care with the next generation of leaders able to do policy-relevant research and translate research for policy consumption

  • To develop a cohort of leaders that understands professionalism and related research and policies

  • To build collaborations around professionalism and primary care

  • To prepare Fellows for academic career

Program Details

Stipend and Benefits

The Fellowship, which is supported by the ABFM Foundation, includes a stipend and benefits, including 15 days of vacation, health and malpractice insurance, hospital admitting privileges, and other attending physician benefits. In addition, funds are available to support conference attendance and travel. For full stipend and benefit details, please contact [email protected]

Program Eligibility

  • Board-certified/eligible primary care physician

  • Strong interest in health policy

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Other eligibility for practice in DC, VA, or MD

  • Relevant experience

To apply, please submit a letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae to [email protected].