Welcome to the MedStar Emergency Medicine Health Policy Fellowship! We host a two-year experience in the Nation’s Capital with the goal of immersing the fellow in three main pillars: policy education, policy experience, and clinical medicine. There is no greater place in the country to learn health policy than in the city where policy is made, regulations are set, and major research is accomplished.
During the first year the fellow will earn a Master in Policy Management (MPM) at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The McCourt School offers world renowned graduate programs with distinguished faculty who have extensive experience in Washington policymaking. The MPM program is an executive level masters program which brings together a diverse community of students, scholars, and practitioners committed to solving governmental and societal problems through enhancing their skills in management, analytics, and evidence-based policy.
Those who have already received graduate level training in public policy or public health (i.e. MPP, MPH) are eligible for the one-year option which will focus on policy experience and clinical work.
The core of the fellowship program is experiential learning in health policy. During the second year (or during the one-year option) the fellow will do two to three rotations on site at agencies or with organizations that do substantial policy work. Exact site placement will depend on the interests of the fellow and will be arranged by the fellowship director in partnership with the fellow.
Possible sites include:
The fellow will continue to develop their skills in emergency medicine by working clinically as an attending physician with MedStar Emergency Physicians. The clinical sites include high acuity and high volume emergency departments within the Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas. The fellow will be expected to work 10 shifts a month during their first year and six shifts a month during their second year.
Our fellows are part of a network of emergency medicine fellows including ultrasound, sports medicine, critical care, simulation, and telehealth. Fellows come together quarterly for the EM Essentials curriculum including leadership skills, academic development, and job search/contract training. Fellows also lead health policy journal club for the residents and have additional opportunities for teaching and mentorship through the residency program and school of medicine
In photo (left to right): Laura Haselden, MD, MedStar EM: Health Policy Fellow, Philippa Soskin, MD, Director of Health Equity & Global Health, MedStar Academic Affairs & Program Director, MedStar EM: Health Policy Fellowship, and Abigail Clarkson-During, MD, MedStar EM: Health Policy Fellow.
We look forward to accepting applications for our newest Fellow(s) for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Submission Deadline: November 1; applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis.
Send applications to:
Sr. Department Edu. Coordinator
Board Eligible or Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by ABEM.