Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship

Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship

Do you want to go beyond the clinic to make a meaningful impact in your patients’ lives? Support your patients through advocacy and be a force of change within the community!

“The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Center for Health Equity, in collaboration with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, announces a call for applications for the inaugural AMA-SHLI Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship.”

The program is a collaborative educational initiative to empower physician-led advocacy that advances equity and removes barriers to optimal health for marginalized people and communities. The fellowship will mobilize physicians to be part of the next generation of advocacy leaders, driving meaningful policy and structural changes. The fellowship is open to all physicians and residents who have a demonstrated interest in health equity and health advocacy.

The fellowship runs from Sept. 2021 through Nov. 2022. The fellows will participate in a three-day virtual learning intensive at the beginning of the fellowship and will subsequently 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. In-person experiences will be in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois.

“Taking a sabbatical is not required during the fellowship. AMA membership is not required for the fellowship.”

You can read more about the fellowship and how to apply on AMA’s website here.

Full application packets are due by Wednesday, March 31.