The Susan Hogeland, CAE Health Policy Fellowship identifies and supports promising medical students and family medicine residents committed to family medicine advocacy. Its 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 deserving medical students and residents to participate in family medicine policy creation and advocacy.
The Fellowship is endowed by the CAFP Foundation to foster generations family physicians from a wide variety of backgrounds and institutions whose leadership will inform and influence policy in California for decades to come. The Fellowship engages future family physicians in crafting comprehensive positive health policies for the betterment of family physicians and patients in California.
Our Fellows gain access to the tools, insights and diversity of mentors needed to accelerate and distinguish their advocacy activities. Because pursuing a medical degree and graduating from a residency program is intense and time-consuming in and of itself, the Fellowship provides an annual stipend to support participation in activities over the course of a year. Alumni from the Fellowship carry the unique distinction of being a Susan Hogeland, CAE Health Policy Fellow, joining a tightly knit network of visionary change agents across California.
Fellowships will be awarded annually to one medical student and one family medicine resident physician who have demonstrated their commitment to family medicine and interest in learning about and advocating for family medicine-driven health policy. The program’s stipends are intended to subsidize attendance and participation in CAFP and AAFP policy and advocacy events and activities.
Due to ongoing restrictions and instability associated with COVID-19, the Susan Hogeland Health Policy Fellowship program has been postponed until further notice. In the absence of new Fellows, our staff will strengthen and refine this unique program so that it remains a meaningful experience for students and residents.
Susan Hogeland served as the Executive Vice President of the California Academy of Family Physicians for 27 years.
Susan started her career in advocacy and health policy in the office of US Senator Everett Dirksen. She worked as a federal legislative analyst with the California Medical Association, then became Assistant Executive Director of the San Francisco Medical Society, overseeing all policy and advocacy work of the SFMS. In 1991, she became the Executive Vice President of the California Academy of Family Physicians. Susan is an incredible leader and saw the Academy through almost three decades of growth, change, and challenge – lead us with energy, commitment, expertise, heart and vision. She has built a nationally-recognized organization and staff, shaped leaders, forged relationships, and fought battles for family physicians and their patients.
Susan earned her BA in political science at the University of Maryland and MA in political science at San Francisco State University. Her thesis in public policy, entitled A Case Study of Political Obstacles to California Health Care Workforce Reform, focused on California’s family physician workforce and the Song-Brown Physician Training Program.
The California Academy of Family Physicians and CAFP Foundation established The Susan Hogeland, CAE Health Policy Fellowship on April 14, 2018.
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