Fellowship in health care policy and practice – 12 months in the USA

Got an interest in health care policy?

Check out the Harkness fellowship for a paid 12 month period in the USA for you and your family. It’s available to applicants from Australia and New Zealand (due by 8th Sept) and also Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (due in November).

You will probably need a Master’s degree or a PhD, or at least a bachelor’s degree plus applicable work experience.

They would like “a research proposal that falls within the scope of The Commonwealth Fund’s mission …… the Fund’s priority areas include: expanding access to affordable health insurance coverage; transforming the health care delivery system to improve patient outcomes and control costs through payment reform, primary care, and coordinated care systems, with a particular focus on the sickest and most vulnerable patients; learning from successful international delivery system innovation.”

Love that they are looking for “the kinds of game-changing ideas that can potentially disrupt the current health care system in positive ways.”


Palliative medicine training in Australia


Following up from Michael’s post a few days ago about palliative medicine training jobs, here are a few more useful links for Palliverse readers thinking about enhancing their medical careers through further training in palliative medicine:

  • An overview of advanced training (three years), which is required to become a palliative medicine specialist in Australia and New Zealand
  • Information about the clinical diploma (six months), which offers all medical practitioners an immersive experience in palliative medicine
  • List of accredited palliative medicine training sites in Australia and New Zealand
  • Registrar and clinical research fellow positions in Sydney (applications close August 13th)
  • Registrar positions in Canberra (applications close July 31st)
  • Registrar and fellow positions in Victoria (applications close August 10th)
  • Information about palliative medicine training in Queensland
  • Apply for palliative medicine training in South Australia (applications close July 31st)

I couldn’t find much stuff online about palliative medicine training in New Zealand, Western Australia or Tasmania. If you know of any good resources on these topics, please share them with the rest of the Palliverse community! Thanks in advance 🙂

New fellow survey


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Are you a “new fellow”? Have you recently qualified (or about to qualify) as a palliative medicine specialist (FAChPM +/- FRACP)?

Transitioning from advanced training to consultant-hood can be a challenging time in one’s career. Help us understand how best to support you by completing this brief and anonymous survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NZ97VVL

Thank you!

Palliative care funding opportunities update


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