Health Policy Education

Health Policy Education

Elizabeth P. Clayborne, Chair


Goal: The Education Section of the Health Policy group strives to provide educational resources related to policy, public health and community involvment to our residents, fellows and faculty. We currently have opportunities through our Health Policy Fellowship and Health Policy Elective which is currently offered to UMEM residents and will become available to students in the School of Medicine and residents in other programs in the near future. We also participate in the Baltimore Washington Transforming Health Policy Forum in collabortion with colleagues in Emergency Medicine at George Washington and Georgetown.



Health Policy Fellowship 

In this exciting and evolving world of health system change, physicians must be knowledgeable of the health care system and have the unique skills to lead these changes both locally and nationally. The University of Maryland Fellowship in Health Policy and Leadership is designed to give early career emergency physicians a unique, tailored experience in health care policy, to be ready to effectively lead policy development, implementation and advocacy at the local, state or national level.  Through formal didactic training, at least 2 full-time policy experiences, leadership development, as well as enormous opportunities to apply policy and advocacy skills both domestically and internationally, the fellowship will provide a springboard for a successful career as a physician leader. The comprehensive 2-year design will ensure fellows have an in-depth experience that will make them competitive candidates for policy jobs at the completion of the fellowship. 


Health Policy Elective 

The goal of the health policy elective is to train well informed physicians who can advocate for the interests of their patients and their communities and engage as leaders in health care policy and reform.

Curriculum Requirements: The Health Care Policy Elective may be taken as a full 18 month longitudinal course or as an abbreviated 12 month course. Participants may choose either option depending on the available time and level of interest.


Baltimore Washington Transformation Health Policy Forum 

The UMEM Health Policy group is a founding member of the BWTHPF. This is a collaborative between the Departments of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University and Georgetown University with a mission to gather local clinicians and providers with interests in health policy on a quarterly basis for a journal club and discussion on controversial issues. We hope to combine our universities resources to become a recognized entity that can better inform policy makers on the clinician and patient perspectives. Events are open to the public and everyone is encourage come to come and engage with guest panelists. 


Prior Topics hosted by UMEM:

Gun Violence, UMEM, Aug 2016 

End of Life Care, UMEM, Sept 2017

Gender Equality in Medicine: Parental Leave and the Gender Pay Gap, UMEM, May 2019