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Residency Elective in Health Policy

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education is pleased to announce the Residency Elective in Health Policy (REHP) course will take place October 7-18, 2019.

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 30 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. in-person activities, from 8am – 5pm, with some occasional evening lectures and events). All accepted applicants should have cleared clinical schedules for the two-week period.

Participants of the Residency Elective in Health Policy will:

  • Learn key aspects of U.S. health policy.
  • Participate in intensive seminars with policy experts in health disparities, health economics, public health, quality improvement, value-based care, and other fields.
  • Learn about policy making first-hand, through visits to organizations and communities involved in shaping and implementing health policy.
  • 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 capstone project in health policy.
  • Translate their knowledge into practice.
  • Disseminate the information learned with their colleagues.

Accommodation and transportation reimbursement will be provided to KP Northern California residents and fellows outside of the Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco areas. Details will be provided to participants upon acceptance to the course.

Questions can be directed to the lead program coordinator, Amanda Coy.

Course Planning Committee: Coming soon

Location: Preservation Park, Nile Hall, 668 13th St, Oakland

Map: Preservation Park – Nile Hall

Parking: City Center Garage West

The Residency Elective in Health Policy (REHP) will be offered in the Northern California region during the 2019-2020 academic year, from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 18, 2019, in Oakland, CA.

There are two components to the course. The first is 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. The second is an intensive, in-person course which incorporates didactic and experiential learning throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Participants will be expected to engage in a full-time schedule (i.e. in-person activities, from 8am – 5pm, with some occasional evening lectures and events). All accepted applicants should have cleared clinical schedules for the two-week period.

Interested residents and fellows must complete this 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. Decisions will be emailed to applicants on an ongoing basis until the end August or until the course reaches capacity. Residents and fellows accepted to the course must confirm their participation within two weeks of receiving their acceptance notice.

Questions can be directed to the lead program coordinator, Amanda Coy.

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