Online applications now available for the Fellowship beginning July 2021.
- Fellowship Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
- Harvard Kennedy School Application Deadline: early December 2020
Purpose of the Fellowship
The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is designed to prepare physician-leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to promote policies and practices that improve minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations’ access to high quality care. The program provides strong academic training and coursework, including an MPH or MPA, for highly qualified physicians, and enhances the leadership ability of physicians, offering them substantive knowledge in health policy and management, while creating a network of physician-leaders capable of advancing successfully among the public, nonprofit, and academic sectors.
We seek applications from individuals who are highly motivated and have great leadership potential of becoming a change agent in health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations.
- 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.
Application Process Overview
Step 1: LEARN
Step 2: GATHER APPLICATION MATERIALS
To apply for the Fellowship, you will need thoughtful responses to questions about:
- Essay questions (see sample application)
- Contact information for three recommenders who can attest to your leadership potential. References will include:
- Individual from your current employer who has supervised your work
- A minimum of one academic reference is desirable
- Individuals who can provide your leadership potential and abilities
- Sample Fellowship Application
- Sample Recommendation Form
- Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health MPH Instructions on SOPHAS on-line Application http://www.sophas.org
- Harvard Kennedy School MPA Instructions on-line at https://www.hks.harvard.edu/admissions-aid/masters-program-admissions/how-apply
Step 3: REGISTER TO APPLY
- Click “Click Here to Apply” button below
- Complete Personal Information
- Review instructions for CFF online application
Step 4: GET IN TOUCH