Two fellowship positions are available for family physicians interested in working with FP mentors to better understand the intricacies surrounding vaccine science and policy. Members have until April 22 to apply.
Applicants selected for the fellowship will gain education and practical, hands-on experience by participating in meetings with experts in public health and immunization, federal and state vaccine policy groups, and vaccine manufacturers.
The Vaccine Science Fellowship program is designed for family physicians who are at the midway point in their professional development. Each fellowship lasts for one year, with a commitment from the fellow’s institution and/or department chair stating that they will allow time for completion of the fellowship from May 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023.
To be considered for the fellowship, an applicant must be an active member of the AAFP, in practice or teaching, and out of residency and fellowship. The applicant must also be a U.S. citizen. AAFP officers and directors, as well as spouses or children of an officer or director, are not eligible to apply.
Individuals selected to serve as a Vaccine Science Fellow will
Travel costs will be covered under the fellowship, and a nominal stipend will be provided to help cover additional expenses.
Interested members are encouraged to review the full eligibility requirements before applying. Applicants must submit a copy of their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a letter from their institution and/or department, and a photograph to Pamela Carter-Smith, senior population health strategist in the Academy’s Division of Research, Science and Health of the Public. Applicants must also complete option 2 of the AAFP’s conflict of interest form.
All items must be completed and submitted to Carter-Smith by April 22, and members can email her with questions.