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Career Development: Fellowships, Internships, Training & Grants

AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships

Sept. 7-11

Get hands-on medical research training — at the source.AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the National Library of Medicine to present the AHCJ-NLM Fellowships. AHCJ will select four journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

The selected journalists will:

  • Learn how to explore the latest NIH research
  • Learn to understand and interpret biomedical statistics
  • Take advantage of NLM's data, programs and resources for stronger stories
  • Get hands-on training in PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, ToxNet and Household Products Database

Enhance your medical and scientific reporting through this specialized fellowship. See a sample agenda as an example of the kinds of topics you'll be exposed to.

Candidates should be working journalists who qualify for AHCJ professional membership – please check here to see if you qualify. The fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the United States, a food stipend and lodging. The 2014 fellowship will be Sept. 7-11.

Feedback from fellows:

“As a long-time member of the AHCJ, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my interactions with the Association, but this experience was extraordinary.”

“The week was great and chock full of useful information and resources. Plus I was able to network and make new friends.”

“These fellowships offered through AHCJ really provide the tools needed to give health journalists an opportunity to write comprehensive and vetted stories. Knowing that there are so many tools available, where to find them, and how to use them makes good reporters great.”

“This was a wonderful experience to interact with all of these different talented journalists and really intelligent people at NLM who may certainly become valuable sources of information in the future.”

“It was an excellent experience. I feel like I am going back to my newsroom with a great deal more awareness and skills to improve my work.”

The application deadline was July 28.

Questions? Contact Ev Ruch-Graham, ev@healthjournalism.org or 573-884-8103.

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