Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship

SO, when I was in DC, I was able to meet with, and talk with several of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows. It is a prestigious one year fellowship (residential) in DC for mid career providers to work ON the hill, and in the Senate and WH, writing the legislation, drafting proposals, leading meetings, and advising the POTUS and Congress.

It's an incredible position, and so far, NO PA has ever done it, it has always been MD's, and the occasional PhD, RN.

Well, to make a long story short, I also got to meet one of the directors who thinks I would be the "ideal" PA candidate with my interest in Health Policy, and my informal association with the Mayo Health Policy Center.

What an opportunity, but alas, I cannot. Family is more important. But I'd be lying if I said I haven't been thinking about it EVERY day since.

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Dana said...

Mike:n Sorry to be so late to the conversation but you are dead wrong. One, only one, PA has been a Robert Wood Johnson fellow and that is Bill Stanhope, founding president of AAPA. Did it in 79 I believe.

Michael Halasy, MS, PA-C said...

Dana, Sorry, was not aware Bill had done it. The people at RWJ made it sound as though historically, no PA's had. Sorry for the inaccuracy.