Student Health Policy Fellowship
For more than five years, PAEA has welcomed PA students from across the country to apply for our Student Health Policy Fellowship (SHPF). In recognition of the critical role of PA representation in health policy debates at the local, state, and national levels, this fellowship opportunity provides students with the skills necessary to serve as effective leaders on behalf of PA education and the PA profession.
In addition to the three-day meeting in Washington, DC, the fellowship requires that each participant complete an advocacy project under the guidance of a program faculty mentor by September 2020 and agree to participate in periodic follow-up surveys from PAEA. Advocacy projects should be creative and demonstrate a positive impact on the PA profession, local or state community, or PA programs. Examples of past projects include:
- Organizing a lobby day at the state capitol
- Hosting a member of Congress at your PA program
- Student advocacy presentations at PA state association meetings
- PA awareness campaigns with community health centers
Students who are accepted will receive guidelines on the development of a project proposal during the fellowship experience in Washington, DC.