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Residency Elective in Health Policy

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Residency Elective in Health Policy (REHP)
Monday, October 2 – Friday October 13, 2023 (TENTATIVE DATES)

This course is designed to orient residents and fellows to the fast-changing world of health policy, increase their knowledge of key health policy issues facing their community and the nation, and prepare them to be effective physician-leaders and advocates in a systems-based practice.

The REHP will be available for up to 35 KP residents and fellows from all specialties who are interested in an intensive, two-week health policy elective. Participants will be expected to engage in a full-time schedule (i.e. virtual sessions, group work, and personal reflection time will range from 8am – 5pm (PST), with occasional evening group or reflective work). All applicants must have their PD approval on-file and all accepted applicants should have cleared clinical schedules for the two-week period. Attendance expectations are the same for this course as with any elective rotation, and participants should adhere to the same absence/sick day policy as their residency institution.

Participants of the Residency Elective in Health Policy will:

  • Learn key aspects of U.S. health policy.
  • Participate in intensive virtual seminars with policy experts in health disparities, health economics, public health, quality improvement, value-based care, and other fields.
  • Understand their roles and opportunities within the local, state, and national health policy landscape.
  • Apply policy analysis, assessment and recommendations to real-world challenges by completing a group capstone project in health policy.
  • Translate their knowledge into practice.
  • Disseminate the information learned with their colleagues.

Course Planning Committee: Dr. Tessa Stecker, Theresa Azevedo-Rousso, MPA, Amanda Coy, Shen’e Harris

Location: Virtual, MS Teams, with occasional Zoom sessions

Questions:  Email the Regional Program Administrator, Amanda Coy.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Residency Elective in Health Policy (REHP)
Application Coming Spring 2023
Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 13, 2023 (TENTATIVE DATES)
Virtual Format – MS Teams (primary) & Zoom (occasional)

There are two course components:

  • First: A series of web-based learning modules during the one-month preceding the 2-week course that can be viewed at the convenience of the participant.
  • Second: An intensive, virtual course which incorporates didactic and experiential learning.

All accepted applicants should have cleared clinical schedules for the two-week period and anticipate engagement in a full-time course schedule (i.e. virtual sessions, group work, and personal reflection time will range from 8am – 5pm (PST), with occasional evening group or reflective work). Attendance expectations are the same for this course as with any elective rotation, and participants should adhere to the same absence/sick day policy as their residency institution.

Interested residents and fellows must complete the below application to be considered for the REHP. We are committed to a program that embraces racial, ethnic, gender, and disciplinary diversity, and we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. In addition, candidates should:

  • Demonstrate significant interest in public health and health policy;
  • Be highly regarded by those overseeing their clinical duties and educational activities;
  • Exhibit leadership capabilities, including setting high personal goals and motivating others;
  • Be self-directed, as evidenced by past professional accomplishments;
  • Possess strong communication skills to effectively communicate with a diverse group of people.

Only complete applications will be considered. Complete applications must include an approval to participate from the applicant’s program director. Program directors may fill out their applicant participation approvals here: https://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/rehp-pd-approval/. The program director approval form accommodates response for multiple program applicants.

Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis regarding the status of their application. Residents and fellows accepted to the course must confirm their participation within two weeks of receiving their acceptance notice. The deadline to apply is August 4, 2023

Upon successful submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

Questions can be directed to the Regional Program Administrator, Amanda Coy.

The application is closed. Please contact Amanda Coy - amanda.coy@kp.org for any questions.

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