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,
In January 2005, with OSIs support, the program moved to the Center on
Medicine as a Profession at Columbia Universitys 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.