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Published: November 13, 2019

Susan Hogeland Fellows Reflect on Year

(Photo: L to R - CAFP Past President Michelle Quiogue with Susan Hogeland Fellows Adia Scrubb and Jessica Farmer as they visited the US Capitol in May 2019.)                                                                                       

The Susan Hogeland, CAE Health Policy Fellowship identifies and supports promising medical students and family medicine residents committed to family medicine advocacy. The Policy Fellowship goal is to increase the number and quality of family medicine physicians trained in health care policy at the state and federal level by awarding scholarships to medical students and residents to participate in family medicine policy creation and advocacy.

Reflection from Jessica Farmer, MD:

"I applied for the Hogeland Fellowship in order to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate health policy into my career as a family physician. Since starting the fellowship I've been able to take a deeper dive into the process of policy-making and the role of strong and thoughtful advocacy work. I've had the opportunity to meet with representatives to discuss legislation affecting both patients and fellow physicians in Sacramento at the CAFP's All Member Advocacy Meeting and in D.C. at the AAFP's Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. Along the way, I've also benefited from strong mentorship from dedicated family physicians who are passionate about creating positive change through policy."

Reflection from Adia Scrubb, MD, MPP, John Muir FMRP:

"It has been an honor and a privilege to be a Susan Hogeland Fellow. This fellowship has opened up doors to new experiences that were previously not available to me. Traveling to Washington D.C., testifying on behalf of a state assembly bill and attending legislative meetings has all been so inspiring. The networking opportunities and camaraderie has reinforced the importance of physician participation in advocacy and policy. This experience has set my career on a different path than I had originally planned and I am excited for what comes next."

2020 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Susan Hogeland, CAE Health Policy Fellowship. Download information here.

Key Dates, Application Process:

Applications open: September 15, 2019
Applications close: December 1, 2019
Awards announced: January 4, 2020

Applications for this scholarship consist of the following items:

1. Cover sheet
2. One-page essay
3. Applicant’s current curriculum vitae and electronic photo
4. One letter of support from an active CAFP member
5. One letter of support from the candidate’s medical school or residency program, acknowledging the time the Fellowship will take allocate to complete the program.

For questions, please contact Shelly Rodrigues, CAE at (415) 345-8668 or srodrigues@familydocs.org.

Read more about the Susan Hogeland Health Policy Fellowship here.

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