The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

Call for Application

(2018-2019 Fellowship Year)


The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy is designed to prepare physician-leaders who will, over time, improve the capacity of the health care system to promote policies and practices that improve minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations’ access to high quality care. The program provides strong academic training and coursework, including an MPH or MPA, for highly qualified physicians, and enhances the leadership ability of physicians, offering them substantive knowledge in health policy and management, while creating a network of physician-leaders capable of advancing successfully among the public, nonprofit, and academic sectors.

We seek applications from individuals who are highly motivated and have great leadership potential of becoming a change agent in health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations.

Total Awards:

Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded per year. Each Fellowship provides: $60,000 stipend, full tuition, health insurance, books, fellowship travel, and financial assistance for a practicum project.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Physicians who have completed residency in the U.S., either BE/BC. Additional experience beyond residency, such as chief residency, is preferred.
  • Experience or interest in addressing and improving the health needs of minority, disadvantaged and vulnerable populations as well as in advancing system change in ways that improve the health for all populations, but with particular emphasis on vulnerable populations.
  • Strong evidence of leadership experience or potential, especially as related to community efforts, quality improvement, transformation of health care delivery systems, and/or health policy.
  • Intention to pursue a career in policy, public service, and/or academia.
  • U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.


December 1, 2017, 5:00 pm ET

How to Apply

Key Materials:

Fellowship Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions (Q&A)

Video: Alumni Fellows’ Comments