Apply Now: Harvard Fellowship – Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders in Health

The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2020-2021 year. At the Harvard Medical School, Boston, applications are now being accepted for a one-year, degree-granting, full-time fellowship beginning July 2020.

The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University (CFF) is designed to prepare physicians, particularly physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine, to become leaders who improve the health of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations through transforming health care delivery systems and promoting innovation in policies, practices, and programs that address health equity and the social determinants of health.

Fellows will complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and gain exposure to, and understanding of, major health issues facing vulnerable and disadvantaged populations through fellowship activities.  The program offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management.  Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and health policy. The Fellowship also offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at the Harvard Kennedy School to physicians already possessing an MPH.

Eligibility & Application Guidance

Physicians who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and who have completed residency, and are either Board Eligible or Board Certified in the U.S. are eligible for the fellowship. The application deadline is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on December 2, 2019.  All application materials must be submitted in the online application system by the deadline. Please go to to review and access the electronic application system.

To learn more about this opportunity, attend CFF’s upcoming informational webinar on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:00–1:00pm Eastern Time. Register here.

Additional information about the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is available at

Contact Information

The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship In Minority Health Policy at Harvard University
Harvard Medical School
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Ave., 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02115

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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