The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy (formerly The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, est. 1996) is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 class. This unique fellowship prepares physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting policies and practices that improve access to high-performance health care for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged groups.

Under the auspices of the Minority Faculty Development Program at Harvard Medical School, up to five one-year fellowships will be awarded annually. Fellows will complete academic work leading to a master of public health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, or a master of public administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School for physicians already possessing an M.P.H. Fellows will gain an understanding of major health issues facing vulnerable and disadvantaged populations through seminars, site visits, and other fellowship activities.

Physicians who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have completed residency and are either board-eligible or board-certified in the U.S. are eligible for the fellowship. We are seeking physicians with strong evidence of leadership experience or potential, especially as related to community efforts, quality improvement, transformation of health care delivery systems, or health policy. Applicants should also intend to pursue a career in policy, health care delivery management, public service, or academia.

The application deadline for the 2016–2017 fellowship is December 15, 2015.

As director of The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, I seek your assistance in informing potential candidates of this opportunity. For application materials, information, and other training opportunities, please contact the program coordinator by telephone at (617) 432-2922; by fax at 617-432-3834; or by e-mail at mfdp_mcff@hms.harvard.edu.

To download the fellowship brochure and access electronic application materials, or to learn more about the fellowship, please visit their website .