Career Development: Fellowships, Internships, Training & Grants
AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research
Application deadline: Aug. 1
Want to learn how to write more accurate, in-depth stories on medical research and how medical decisions are made?
The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to present the AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research.
A select group of fellows will be chosen to spend a week in Washington, D.C., focused on understanding and reporting on medical research.
Comparative effectiveness research is the comparison of different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions. The aim: inform patients, providers and decision-makers as to which interventions are most effective for which patients and under which circumstances.
Sessions will help fellows:
Learn how to evaluate treatments and how medical decisions are made
Determine what constitutes reliable research methodology
Learn how research findings are applied in shared decision making
See how comparing treatments could reshape the health system
Identify the evidence gaps in treating common conditions
Understand how patient health care data is being used in research
See how health literacy impacts patient outcomes
Understand coming changes in clinical trials
Fellows will head home with an arsenal of resources they can use on deadline, and much more.
Candidates should be working journalists who qualify for AHCJ professional membership – please check here to see if you qualify. The ideal candidate will have several years of reporting experience, including some in health reporting.
The fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the United States, a food stipend and lodging. The fellowship will be Oct. 7-11.
The application deadline is noon CT on Aug. 1.
Questions? Contact Susan Cunningham, email@example.com or 573-882-2203.