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Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF)

The fellow educates med students, residents and young physicians about issues in public health and health policy


The AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF) offers medical students a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the intersection between organized medicine and the federal government as it relates to advocacy and policy-making. One fellow is selected each spring to live and work in Washington, D.C., as a full-time, paid member of the AMA’s federal advocacy team for one year.

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  • Research and analyze current issues in health and medical education policy
  • Travel to medical schools around the U.S. to engage membership and develop leaders
  • Plan and organize the annual AMA Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Meet and work with leaders in health care policy and advocacy to implement the AMA's action plan on key issues

One year, commencing in June.

Application will be available in fall 2024.

Download the position description as a PDF.

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