Just Medicine Fellowship Opportunity

March 16th deadline fast approaching!

The Just Medicine Fellowship — previously known as the PharmFree Fellowship — is a unique position for a physician-in-training to spend a few months augmenting their formal medical education training with the opportunity to delve deeply into critical issues relating to the impact and influence of the pharmaceutical and device industry on health care practices and decisions.

The Just Medicine Fellow will complement the work of the Just Medicine steering committee by providing leadership support and focusing on the implementation of those components of the campaign which align with prescriber education. Additionally, the Just Medicine Fellow will be AMSA’s official representative in the Partnership to Advance Conflict-Free Medical Education (PACME) working alongside Pew Charitable Trusts, Community Catalyst, and National Physicians Alliance. Just Medicine is a national campaign recognized among academic medical centers, media, and the prescriber education network as a respected catalyst for change from the students up.

The JMF will work closely with the Just Medicine Steering Committee, AMSA leadership and membership, AMSA staff, and outside partners to accomplish the job duties of the position.Candidates must be passionate about these issues and can use the fellowship as an opportunity to become an expert in these areas while gaining new skills in leadership and education. Ideally, the candidates will have experience working with the PharmFree campaign’s steering committee or with local PharmFree events.

The Just Medicine Fellowship is sponsored by the AMSA Foundation through a subcontract with the Pew Charitable Trusts, Community Catalyst, and National Physicians Alliance through a grant from the State Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin. The objectives of the fellowship include learning and refining the fellow’s skills in prescriber education, leadership development, strategic planning, and collaboration building.

Application deadline: March 16, 2014

Application details: Send cover letter/personal statement and CV to Teddy Fagrelius at pff@amsa.org. Applicants selected for interview will be announced and scheduled the week of 3/17, or immediately thereafter. The summer Fellow will be selected in early April.

When: Summer time (with flexible start/end dates), we prefer applicants with at least 9 weeks of availability.

Where: AMSA Office in Sterling, VA

Salary: $2500 monthly stipend

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Community Collaboration
  • AMSA Conflict of Interest Scorecard
  • Student Engagement
  • Technical Assistance and Outreach
  • Web-Presence