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Previous Resident Accomplishments
"[This] rotation at ACPM’s headquarters is an exciting and intensive immersion into the world of federal health policy. My two fantastic months at ACPM crystallized for me the fact that preventive medicine is truly at the intersection of medicine, public health, politics, law, and economics. The opportunities during this rotation are extraordinary. Every day was a whirlwind of Congressional Hill visits, meetings with various other stakeholder organizations around DC, and strategizing in the office about how to proceed forward on the numerous issues ACPM is advocating for. With so much of what preventive medicine does resting on the actions of the federal government, there is no better place to learn who the key players are and how major decisions are made that affect the physicians and patients. I would strongly recommend this rotation to every preventive medicine resident."
– Jaspal Ahluwalia, MD
"Doing this rotation really opened my eyes to the incredible impact that one can have on the health of our entire nation when working at the policy level. I have gained a tremendous appreciation for the power of our democracy and how the collective voice of physicians can serve as a powerful instrument of change in Congress. The initial successes that we have achieved have made me feel like I am making a tremendous difference and have truly inspired me. This experience has instilled within me a desire to remain involved in matters of health policy for the rest of my career."
– George Pourakis, MD
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The American College of Preventive Medicine is pleased to administer the ACPM Practicum Rotation in Health Policy and Preventive Medicine, based in Washington, DC at the office of the American College of Preventive Medicine. This program is intended to give preventive medicine residents an opportunity to participate in preventive medicine policy activities in the nation's capital.
Residents from across the country are encouraged to apply. ACPM will help find housing options if needed.
Under this program, residents work at ACPM for up to three months. The activities during each rotation will be tailored to take advantage of ACPM’s national policy focus and the many policy bodies in Washington, DC, including Congress, federal health agencies, and non-governmental health organizations. Examples of possible activities include:
- Developing ACPM policy and position statements, especially on emerging issues,
- Developing briefing materials for meetings with congressional staff and regulatory agencies,
- Participating in meetings of national health policy coalitions to which ACPM belongs,
- Working with ACPM’s Policy Committee to identify and carry out high priority activities,
- Developing CME modules for ACPM members, particularly on topics directly relating to preventive medicine policy and practice,
- Preparing grant proposals, and
- Developing consumer education materials.
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during the Pfizer rotation
In addition to their activities at ACPM, residents will spend one day in Pfizer’s Washington, DC office learning about pharmaceutical industry policy issues.
Under this program, ACPM will pay residency programs $3,750/month. Residency programs are responsible for stipend payments to residents. A travel allowance will be given to the resident, if needed.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.
Applications are currently being accepted for rotations September 1, 2012 through August 30, 2013 on a rolling application basis.
To apply, please submit the attached electronic application form along with a current CV and a letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director. Please e-mail your application to ACPM. ACPM Residency Program Application.
Address: 455 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
If you have questions, please contact Paul Bonta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-466-2044, ext. 110.