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Physician Advocacy Fellowship


Physician Advocacy Fellowship

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The CMAP Physician Advocacy Fellowship supports doctors to develop or enhance their advocacy skills by implementing a project in partnership with an advocacy organization. The fellowship seeks to make advocacy a core professional value for physicians by developing a cadre of advocates with expertise in achieving system or policy-level social change at the local, state, and national level.
Projects must be focused within the United States and should identify system or policy level changes as the outcomes of the fellowship work.

Between 1999 and 2004, the Open Society Institute operated the Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians. Thirty-two fellows in thirteen states received awards to implement projects addressing issues including Medicaid coverage and enrollment, health care access, pediatric oral health, prison health care, and housing.

In January 2005, with OSI’s support, the program moved to the Center on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. The program continues to seek applicants and will continue to serve as the convener for past OSI grantees and new fellows. The Center on Medicine as a Profession is supported by a grant from the Institute on Medicine as a Profession.



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