ASCO is accepting applications for its one-year Health Policy Fellowship, which provides a meaningful and unique opportunity for the Society’s members and volunteers to develop expertise in health policy.
For the first time, the Health Policy Fellowship is now open to all oncologists in the United States, offering oncologists at any stage of their career the opportunity to gain the knowledge-base, skills, and experience necessary to shape regulatory and legislative policies.
Now more than ever, it is critical for oncologists to become involved in health policy issues that directly affect the cancer care delivery system—and the patients with cancer we serve. The shifting healthcare landscape in the United States has significantly expanded the range of policy issues ASCO addresses and has prompted the need for strong volunteer leaders who understand and can communicate ASCO’s policy priorities.
The ASCO Health Policy Fellowship program will include:
- Practical experience working with ASCO policy/advocacy staff in crafting policy positions and statements;
- Small-group teaching sessions delivered by ASCO professional staff and qualified volunteers;
- Training in communication and leadership skills, as well as advocacy strategies; and
- A mentored research project that advances or leverages an ASCO policy initiative.
ASCO is currently accepting applications from oncologists for the Fellowship class of 2018, which runs from July 1, 2018 – July 1, 2019. Health Policy Fellows travel to ASCO approximately one week per month, with ASCO covering travel costs and living expenses. A Fellow’s home institution is expected to cover the Fellow’s full salary and benefits.
The application submission deadline has been extended to January 19, 2018.