The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program aims to create a cadre of leaders who will serve as change agents in health and aging policy to ultimately improve the health care of older adults. The year-long fellowship offers a rich and unique training and enrichment program that is focused on current policy issues, communication skills development, and professional networking opportunities to provide Fellows with the experience and skills necessary to help affect policy.
The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus, and Fellowship cohorts have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, food scientists, city planners, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings, spanning career stages from newly minted PhDs to senior professors and community leaders. Applicants must have a strong commitment to health and aging issues, and should specify how the program would meet their particular career goals. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION KEY DATES
- Submission deadline: Monday, April 17, 2023
- Notification of finalists to be interviewed: Mid-May
- Interviews and selection of Fellows: Mid-June to Mid-July
- Fellowship begins October 1, 2023
If you are interested in becoming a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and have questions, we are holding information sessions via Zoom on various dates from now through March 2023.
The schedule is as follows (in EST):
- Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 2–3 PM
- Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 4–5 PM
- *Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 4–5 PM - *Session focused on the VA track
- Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 12–1 PM
- Monday, March 27, 2023 from 4–5 PM
Click here for more information and to apply