Health for America Fellowship

A year-long, $50,000 fellowship to help young leaders from diverse backgrounds gain practical experience in health innovation

The Health for America (HFA) at MedStar Health fellowship is an 11-month HFA pprogram for top graduates within three years of earning their bachelor’s degree. It immerses the fellows in hands-on learning and innovation work centered on health, design, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Fellows are assigned individually to an “internal startup” working with the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). They split their time between serving ongoing needs for their assigned team, as well as completing the HFA curriculum in an effort to create a solution that improves outcomes in their domain.

HFA’s curriculum focuses on four program pillars—health, design, entrepreneurship, and leadership—and is organized into three phases—exploration, ideation, and implementation. Physician, executive, clinical, and other expert mentors also guide the fellows through this work.

Deadline Information

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Health for America is looking for passionate change makers from a variety of backgrounds including computer programming, design, medicine, public health, technology, management and science. To participate in the program, you are required to have completed your undergraduate degree between January 2011 and July 2014. Current college seniors are welcome to apply, but are required to have graduated by July 1, 2014. The fellowship is restricted to US Citizens only. 

Application Process

HFA encourages prospective applicants to sign up for the organization's email list for news and updates regarding the fellowship opportunity. HFA typically opens recruitment in January.