Health Policy Fellowships

This directory is maintained by EMRA's Health Policy Committee. Please submit any new program opportunities or informational updates to Click on each program marker for additional information. For programs clustered within close geographic areas, you may have to use the zoom functions. The pop-up information window for each program can be closed by using the "X in the upper-right hand corner of the pop-up box.

NEW Fellowship opportunity in Health Equity

Applications are due by October 15th.

The Section of International and Domestic Health Equity and Leadership (IDHEAL) of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCLA is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity in Health Equity. 

The objective of this fellowship is to produce leaders in academic emergency medicine who have the appropriate academic, research, public health, public policy, and advocacy tools to successfully embark on a career devoted to the reduction of health disparities through developing expertise in social emergency medicine, the socioeconomic determinants of health, and population health. Candidates will be have the opportunity to pursue a Master in Public Health (or equivalent) as part of their fellowship. Applications are now being accepted for this two year fellowship to begin in July, 2018. To apply, please send a letter of interest describing your goals for the fellowship, your current CV, and three letters of recommendation including one from your residency program director and one from your current department chair to Breena Taira, MD, MPH ( The deadline to apply is October 15, 2017. Please see for more details.

Questions can be directed to Breena Taira, MD, MPH (

EMRA-ACEP Mini-Fellowship in Washington, DC

Applications are due annually by July 15th. Apply Online Now!

Brief Project Background

For several years, the ACEP Public Affairs office in Washington, DC has hosted residents with an interest in healthcare policy and leadership. This experience has provided an opportunity for young physicians to refine their advocacy skills with hands-on experience on Capitol Hill. The development of a formal health policy mini-fellowship program is an extension of these efforts. EMRA and YPS members have requested the construction of an intensive, short-term policy curriculum that will provide meaningful advocacy exposure. A concise, well structured program will augment current leadership efforts by professional societies like EMRA and ACEP to develop a cadre of energetic, educated physicians capable of pursuing an Emergency Medicine advocacy agenda on state and national levels. The “ACEP/EMRA Mini-Fellowship in Health Policy in Washington DC” has received formal approval from both EMRA and the ACEP Boards.

Program Structure

The approved mini-fellowship provides a four week experience centered out of ACEP’s Washington, D.C. office. Two fellows will be selected from a pool of applicants for this opportunity. Each fellow will receive an award of $2,500 to help defray the costs of living in the DC metro area. Fellows will focus their efforts around custom learning objectives consistent with their specific pre-defined areas of interest (lobbying, policy, legislation, regulation, non-governmental organizations, etc). Fellows will be expected to present their work at a national conference and/or in other relevant emergency medicine publication venues. They will receive a midpoint evaluation and an overall evaluation at the conclusion of their experience by program faculty.

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