Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs

As part of the National Academy of Medicine’s commitment to building leadership capacity across diverse disciplines to shape the future of health and medicine, the Office of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs administer a portfolio of highly regarded programs:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

This program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, DC. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

NAM Fellowships

This program is designed for health science scholars who are 1-to-10 years out from completion of a residency or receipt of a doctoral degree to participate in the process by which the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) provide health advice to the nation. This direct involvement in health- and medicine-related work of the National Academies prepares young investigators to contribute to the future direction of health care throughout their careers while also accelerating their career development.

Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

Supported by the American Academy of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Foundation

The Nurse Scholar program is designed to assist outstanding nurse leaders to play a more prominent role in health policy development at the national level. The program seeks individuals who have the capacity and skills to bring issues of special interest in nursing to greater public understanding and policy attention.

International Fellowships

The NAM administers two international fellowships: the International Health Policy Fellowship and the NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership


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