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The Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship Program in Rural Health Leadership provides world class training to early-career physicians who seek to partner with resource-poor communities to improve health.
The fellowship is part of an effort by Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Medicine and Division of General Internal Medicine to partner with rural communities to meet their goals for health care and health systems improvement.
The Fellowship Program in Rural Health Leadership involves:
*If fellows already have an MPH, equivalent funding will be offered for research or for the pursuit of another advanced degree
Through service, dedication and excellence, the program will:
Program Director: Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General HospitalJackson Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director: Matthew Tobey, MD, MPH, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Primary Rural Clinical Site: 12-18 weeks per year in two-week blocks
Secondary Academic Clinical Site: One half-day per week when not at the rural site
The remainder of time will be divided between MPH coursework, the once-weekly curriculum, and flexible time for projects, education, or research depending on fellow interests.
Extensive opportunities for research, project implementation, education, further rural experience, and other opportunities are available depending on fellow career goals.
The program is sincerely grateful to all of its partners, who include:
The fellowship is based in the Mass General Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine.
The Rural Health Leadership Fellowship is deeply grateful to our primary partner, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, whose values and goals guided the development of this fellowship program.
Todd County, the site of the Indian Health Service’s Rosebud Service Unit, is one of the counties with the lowest median income in the United States with unemployment hovering between 80 and 90%. Age-adjusted mortality rates are among the worst in the nation. Todd County's remote location compounds its challenges.
Fellows will serve clinically in Rosebud for no more than two of every six weeks, with on-time split 75/25 between outpatient and inpatient care. All travel and accommodations will be provided by the program. Program staff will provide support including 24/7 availability for clinical questions.
Join us, or support us, as we help communities transform their health.
The Rural Health Leadership Fellowship is excited to announce that we will recruit at least one fellow for the fellowship cycle beginning July 1, 2017.
The application cycle will open on Thursday, September 1, 2016 and applications will be accepted through Monday, October 31, 2016. Formal application materials include:
Please arrange for all application materials including letters of recommendation to be e-mailed to the Rural Health Leadership Fellowship.
All potential applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Fellowship Director, Matthew Tobey, MD, MPH to discuss how the fellowship can best promote your career goals.
The fellowship lasts two years plus an additional summer to complete MPH courses, and will begin July 1, 2017.
Rural Health Leadership Fellowship
Please direct questions and comments to the Associate Program Director, Matthew Tobey, MD, MPH. Please see the How To Apply tab for information about applying to the program.
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