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AAOS Now

Published 12/1/2013
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Elizabeth Fassbender

WHPF Call For Applications

The Washington Health Policy Fellowship (WHPF) program seeks to foster the development of orthopaedic surgeons interested in health policy and advocacy. Applications for the 2014–2015 program will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2014.

This program offers orthopaedic residents the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the health policy process and to contribute to the development of new policies and programs during a 12-month period. Through interaction with senior AAOS management, work on various staff projects, and participation in the development and implementation of a cohesive healthcare policy strategy, Washington Health Policy Fellows develop a strong foundation toward becoming leaders in a challenging and exciting healthcare environment.

The Fellowship will run from the 2014 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) to the 2015 NOLC. Senior orthopaedic residents with an interest or experience in health policy and government relations are encouraged to apply. Residents should be PGY3, PGY4, or PGY5 to start the program. PGY5s should have a letter of recommendation from their fellowship director, as well as their residency program director.

Elizabeth Fassbender is the communications specialist in the AAOS office of government relations. She can be reached at fassbender@aaos.org

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