The Physicians Foundation recently announced a call for applicants for both its Fellowship Program and its new Leadership Award Program. While each program is unique, both have a focus on drivers of health (also referred to as DOH or social determinants of health) and efforts to improve medical practice.
The Physicians Foundation Fellowship Program
The Physicians Foundation’s Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from new or early-career physicians, with an extended submission deadline of Nov. 16. With a special focus on DOH, the Fellowship is designed to advance physicians’ leadership skills and lift physician perspectives. Participating fellows will receive a 12-month stipend of $24,000 as well as reimbursement for program related travel and lodging expenses.
Participants in the program will be able to:
- Advance research and practical resources that address DOH and their impact on health care.
- Be a part of the ongoing media discourse on how to improve health care delivery.
- Amplify your voice for change around physician-led solutions to address patients’ DOH.
- Learn from DOH experts and leaders through mentorship opportunities.
More about the program, including a link to the application page, can be found here.
The Physicians Foundation Leadership Award Program
The Physicians Foundation’s Leadership Award Program honors the next generation of physician leaders. Award winners will receive a $10,000 scholarship to elevate their efforts to address DOH or to advance innovative solutions to make their communities or practices a healthier place. New or early-career physicians are encouraged to apply by Oct. 31.
Nominations will fall into two award categories:
The Dr. Buz Cooper Award for Addressing Drivers of Health
In alignment with the Foundation’s work to recognize and act on challenges related to DOH, this award honors a physician who has gone above and beyond to connect their patients with the social, economic, educational and environmental resources that they need for their overall health.
Medical Innovator Award
The Foundation champions the role of physicians as stewards for high-quality, cost-efficient care. This award recognizes a physician who has innovated and implemented a new solution to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, support their medical practice’s sustainability or navigate the changing health care system.
In addition to the scholarship, award recipients will earn recognition on a national level and take part in thought leadership opportunities through the Foundation. For more information about Physicians Foundation’s Leadership Award Program and to apply for an award, visit this page.