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Emergency Medicine Health Policy Fellowship

There is no greater place in the country to learn health policy than in the city where policy is made, regulations are set, and major research is accomplished. The MedStar Emergency Medicine Health Policy Fellowship is a unique program focused on three main pillars: policy education, policy experience, and clinical work. We offer both a one-year and two-year option for the fellowship.

Policy Education

The two-year fellowship offers a Master in Policy Management (MPM) from Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. The McCourt School offers world-renowned graduate programs with distinguished faculty who have extensive experience in Washington policy making. Those who have already received graduate level training in public policy or public health (i.e. MPP, MPH) are eligible for the one-year option which will focus on policy experience and clinical work.

Policy Experience

The core of the fellowship program is experiential learning in health policy. During the second year (or during the one-year option) the fellow will do two to three rotations on site at agencies or with organizations that do substantial policy work. Exact site placement will depend on the interests of the fellow and will be arranged by the fellowship director in partnership with the fellow.

Possible sites include:

  • Staff-level experience working in the office of a member of the House of Representatives or on a major health committee.
  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
  • Association for American Medical Colleges
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Clinical Work

The fellow will continue to develop their skills in emergency medicine by working clinically as an attending physician with MedStar Emergency Physicians. The clinical sites include high acuity and high volume emergency departments within the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas.


  • Full-time employee of MedStar Health, which includes full medical and dental benefits
  • Full funding for the McCourt School of Public Policy MPM degree program
  • Salary supplemented by ED moonlighting ($100,000-$120000)


Board eligible or board certified in emergency medicine by American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Application Requirements

Applications are reviewed and considered on a rolling basis. The final deadline is November 1.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest:
    • For those applying to the two-year fellowship, the letter of interest must include a statement of interest for the McCourt School (maximum 500 words. The essay should explain what unique abilities you would bring to the program and how obtaining this degree will contribute to attaining your personal and professional goals. In addition, the statement should specify why you want to pursue your degree at the McCourt School and how that relates to your career.
    • Those with prior graduate level training in public policy or public health who are pursuing the one-year option should provide a letter of interest for the one-year program.
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from the department chair or program director)
  • Undergraduate transcript (to be submitted to the McCourt School)

Please direct application questions and send applications to:

Elizabeth Gill
Health Policy Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 202-877-4848
Email: [email protected]

Please direct questions about the program to:

Philippa N. Soskin, MD, MPP, FACEP
Fellowship Director, Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center
[email protected]

Application Process

How to apply.


Salary & Benefits

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