• AAFP Health Equity Fellowship

    Open: 2020-2021 Call for Applications

    The AAFP and Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors will soon seek AAFP members to participate in a yearlong health equity fellowship.

    The 2020-2021 AAFP Health Equity Fellowship is designed to develop family physicians into leaders who have subject matter expertise in the social, institutional, and cultural influences that impact health. Fellows will be equipped as family medicine leaders who can facilitate change to improve their local communities and primary care.

    Read AAFP Seeks Candidates for 2020-2021 Health Equity Fellowship for additional details.


    About the Fellowship

    Through this program, fellows will gain knowledge and experience in translating the concepts of health equity into clinical practice. Fellows will learn from leading experts in the fields of medical education, research, public health, and health care policy. With the support of mentors and AAFP staff, they will complete a capstone project at the end of the fellowship to demonstrate their achievement of the program’s learning objectives.


    Fellowship Requirements

    • Fellows must make a 12-month commitment to participate in the fellowship from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021.
    • With approval from their institution, practice, or department chair, fellows are expected to dedicate approximately 10% of their time (~15-20 hours per month) to the fellowship.
    • Fellows must participate in quarterly learning modules and meet periodically with each other, their mentors, and AAFP staff via conference calls/webinars and at in-person meetings.
    • In addition, fellows must attend several in-person meetings assigned to their track of the program:
    1. Virtual Orientation (ALL) | Date and location TBD 
    2. Program Directors Workshop (Academic Track Only): March 5-7, 2021 | Kansas City, MO
    3. Rural Health Policy Institute (Rural Track Only): Feb. 9-11, 2021 | Washington, D.C.
    4. National Conference of Constituency Leaders (ALL): April 29-May 1, 2021 | Kansas City, MO
    5. Family Medicine Experience (ALL): Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2021 | Anaheim, CA
    6. Family Medicine Advocacy Summit or State Chapter Advocacy Day or AAFP State Legislative Conference (Excludes Rural Track Fellows) | TBD

    Please note: Travel and lodging expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,500 per meeting, per AAFP policy. No per diem or family travel expenses are allowed.