Each year, fellows are chosen through a highly competitive selection process. They leave their academic settings and professional practices to spend a year in the nation’s capital. A three-month orientation program is followed by a nine-month assignment in which fellows work in either a congressional office or the executive branch of the government. Work assignments are supplemented throughout the year with health policy leadership development activities and media training. Once they have completed the program, the fellows return to the field, where they put new networks and their health policy leadership skills into practice.
About RWJF Health Policy Fellows
RWJF Health Policy Fellows is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. More than 250 fellows from a variety of disciplines in health and health care from across the nation have participated in the program since 1973. Additional information about the RWJF Health Policy Fellows can be found at www.healthpolicyfellows.org.