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Friday, August 23, 2013

Neurology Health Policy Research Fellowship

The American Academy of Neurology is pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support a Neurology Health Policy Research Fellow at George WashingtonUniversity. The fellowship is supported by the AAN, George Washington University, the American Neurological Association, and the Child Neurology Society.
This fellowship program is designed to prepare neurologists for an academic career in health policy research. The selected fellow will obtain a master’s degree atthe George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services while continuing clinical rotations. Graduates will be prepared to enter an academicor research career in health policy. Course work will include biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy analysis, health economics, and health policy research design.At the same time, the fellow will gain experience working in a congressional, federal, or executive office.
The fellow will receive a stipend of $102,500 per year for two years. The stipend will cover all related costs and expenses, with no separate reimbursement to the fellow.In addition to the stipend, George Washington University will contribute 90 percent of the master’s program tuition to the fellow.
The American Academy of Neurology, George Washington University, the American Neurological Association, and the Child Neurology Society are the sponsoring organizations of the fellowship. AAN membership is required to be considered as a candidate. Applicants must have completed neurology residency training and be interested in a career in academics with a specific focus on health policy. Fellows must be board-eligible or board-certified in neurology and eligible to obtain a medical license for the District of Columbia. Previous experience with public policy activities or involvement in a sponsoring organization is welcome. Both early- and mid-career neurologists are eligible to apply.
  • A two-page letter of interest describing why you are applying; what you hope to gain from the fellowship; and how you plan to use the experience as training for career development. The letter should explain your areas of interest within public health; what lead you to these interests; the contribution you hope to make to your field; and how you believe that this program fits in with your career goals.
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting your qualifications for the fellowship. 
  • Addtionally all applicants to George Washington University graduate programs must submit the following to SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health degree applicants:
  1. The SOPHAS online application form.
  2. Official transcripts from all academic institutions from which you earned credit.
  3. Official and current GRE test scores (Institution Code 5268)
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
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