AMA accepting applications for Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship until April 1

March 08, 2024

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) are accepting applications for the third cohort of the Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship, a collaborative educational initiative to empower physician-led advocacy that advances equity and removes barriers to optimal health for marginalized people and communities.

Physicians and residents who have a demonstrated interest in health equity and health advocacy are encouraged to submit an application package by April 1.

The AMA-SHLI Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a unique postdoctoral fellowship designed to enhance physicians’ advocacy and leadership skills to improve health outcomes and advance health equity in the areas they serve or may serve. Using an anti-racist, equity-centered learning framework, the fellowship will provide a mentoring and training platform that will equip participants with the foundational skills, tools and knowledge to engage in institutional and political health advocacy. This will involve exploring several critical topic areas, including:

  • Upstream (action-based) models of advocacy that address social and structural drivers of health
  • Structural, cultural, political, and historical analysis of the production of inequities
  • Sector and resource engagement required to improve community health and well-being

Fellows will participate in a three-day virtual learning intensive at the beginning of the fellowship and engage in monthly learning sessions with a multidisciplinary, multisectoral group of nationally renowned experts, scholars, researchers and current and former policymakers across all levels of government. Monthly sessions will be held virtually with three in-person learning experiences scheduled during the fellowship.

Participating fellows will receive a stipend of $15,000 upon completion of the program and will be eligible for CME credit hours. The fellowship runs from September 2024 to November 2025.

Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply.


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