Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has a great interest in developing leaders among a broad range of scientists, health professionals, and those in law, administration, engineering, and the humanities who are committed to building a healthier world.  As part of its strong commitment to building leadership capacity across diverse disciplines to shape the future of health and medicine, the NAM administers a portfolio of highly regarded health policy fellowships and leadership programs, some of which are listed below.

NAM Fellowship

This program allows exceptional early-career health science scholars to participate in evidence-based health care or public health studies that affect the health of the American people. Currently, the program offers seven distinct opportunities across diverse areas of focus through endowments from various sponsors.

The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in March 2021:

The call for nominations for the following fellowships will be available in March 2022:

NAM Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence

This new program in partnership with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies will support up to 10 scholars in a one-year, part-time remote experience to enhance the scholars’ knowledge and skills in diagnostic quality and safety, and accelerate their career development toward becoming national leaders in the field. Scholars will build upon the work of the National Academies of Sciences consensus report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care (2015) and propose the implementation of projects that will improve diagnosis and reduce diagnostic errors at the national level.

The 2022-23 Call for Applications will open in January 2022.

NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Program

The ELHM Program began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional, interdisciplinary early- and mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care, health policy, and related fields. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, and experts across sectors.

The 2021 call for nominations is open October 6 through December 8, 2021. 


Direction and technical assistance are provided by the NAM Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs (HPFLP) Office. Please direct inquiries to NAM/HPFLP at: (202) 334-1506 / NAM.Fellows@nas.edu.

NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program (the ELHM Program) began in 2016 to increase the NAM’s engagement with exceptional, interdisciplinary early- to mid-career professionals working in biomedical science, population health, health care, health policy, and related fields. The ELHM Program facilitates opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and innovation between the emerging leaders, NAM members, and experts across sectors. The goals of the NAM ELHM program are:

 

  • Enhancing the leadership experience, expertise, and opportunities of Emerging Leaders by:
    1. Integrating Emerging Leaders into NAM programs and meetings.
    2. Creating leadership training, experiences, and mentoring by NAM members.
    3. Networking with other current and past NAM Emerging Leaders and NAM members.
  • Strengthening NAM by infusing the expertise, perspectives, and enthusiasm of emerging leaders into NAM’s programs and meetings


2021 Call for nominations for NAM Emerging Leaders Scholars

From October 6, 2021 through December 8, 2021, NAM Members are invited to nominate outstanding early- to mid-career professionals  to become NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine (ELHM) Scholars. Log in using your NAM Member credentials (single-sign on). 

Selection of ELHM Scholars is based on a variety of factors, including personal and professional achievement, demonstrated creativity and field leadership, and the need for diverse perspectives. Qualified candidates will:

Have completed a terminal degree (or have equivalent experience and knowledge) in a relevant profession or field of study

  • Be early- to mid-career (defined generally as 5-15 years following attainment of the primary professional degree)
  • Demonstrate significant professional accomplishment and exceptional leadership potential
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of the application

 

 Nomination of ELHM Scholars is easy:

    1. NAM member initiates the nomination by entering the candidate’s name, email, institutional affiliation on the online nomination portal.
    2. Candidates receive an automated email inviting them to add a brief biography, current CV, and demographic information to the nomination.
    3. NAM member provides nominator statement (reference letter) describing the candidate’s professional accomplishments and leadership potential, and the name and email address of another individual who will write a letter supporting the candidate’s nomination (note: this second reference does not need to be an NAM member and may be suggested by the candidate.)
    4. Reference writer receives an automated email inviting them to upload a letter directly into the nomination.
    5. NAM member receives an email notification to finalize the submission.


Program Administration

Inquiries about the NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine should be directed to:

Se Kim, PhD, MBA
Director of Membership and Governance
Phone: (202) 334-2624
Email: skim@nas.edu

or

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD
Director, Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email: gmargolis@nas.edu

Emerging Leaders Program


NAM Fellowship

Contact Us

NAM Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs
500 Fifth Street, NW
Keck WS 838
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-1506
Email:   NAM.Fellows@nas.edu