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Residency Fellowships in Health Policy (RFHP)

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed

4-Year IHE

Social Mission Alliance, The George Washington University, Children's National Medical Center

Other: residents; Physician group

Increasing number of healthcare workers AND improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession - increases training available to individuals not yet in the workforce to work in a healthcare profession; increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals


The Residency Fellowship in Health Policy (RFHP) is a three week-long course that provides multi-specialty residents and fellow physicians with knowledge about pertinent U.S. health policy issues so they can be prepared to become better physician-leaders in a systems-based approach to medical practice. The fellowship is offered to George Washington University (GW) residents and Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) residents. The two components of the fellowship include daily classroom-based learning and in-person site visits at various DC institutions. Sample course topics include public and private insurance structure, healthcare payment/incentives, and pharmaceutical industry policy.

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