Apply to Host a Fellow

Background
The Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship recruits and places promising early-career public health professionals in 2 year service learning positions at public health and community-based organizations throughout Wisconsin. The Fellowship aims to build strong public health leadership in order to successfully eliminate health disparities and build healthy communities in Wisconsin. Through their work and by completing the program’s core activities of learning (CALs), Fellows address a broad range of population health determinants, implement strategies for health improvement, and develop population health skills and practical experience in a strong network of mentors and peers. Fellows and Preceptors are supported by a learning community that meets monthly to network, explore cutting-edge public health topics, and continue professional skill development.

Placement Site Application Information
Fellows have been placed in more than 40 organizations across Wisconsin. Placements are two years and are based on the interests and needs of Fellows and placement organizations. A matching process is used to find the best fit between selected Fellows’ professional development goals and placement sites’ program and research needs.

Who Should Apply:
Rural and urban, governmental and non-profit organizations engaged in improving population health in Wisconsin are invited to apply for a two-year Fellow placement. Proposed Preceptors should have a breadth of knowledge and experience in population health as well as proven ability and interest in serving as a supervisor and mentor. We encourage applicants to propose dual placements, namely with a traditional public health agency and a community-based organization. 

Timeline:

  • Placement site applications accepted: January 4 - 29, 2017
  • Fellow/placement matching period: March - April, 2017
  • Fellowship appointment term: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

To apply, please submit application materials electronically topophealthfellowship@wisc.edu

Preceptor responsibilities include:

  • Provide ongoing supervision and mentoring to the Fellow; this entails a minimum of two hours per week to plan and discuss work progress.
  • Facilitate successful completion of Core Activities of Learning (CALs).
  • Participate in Fellow/Preceptor progress review meetings, Fellowship learning community, and end-of-year overall program evaluation.
  • Facilitate networking with appropriate staff and external partners.
  • Advise and assist Fellows in planning for post-Fellowship career opportunities.

Placement site responsibilities include:

  • Provide the Fellow with a workspace comparable to that provided to other professional staff within the organization.
  • Provide Fellow’s travel expenses that are related directly to job function within the organization.

For further information, please contact:

Stephanie Richards
Program Lead
pophealthfellowship@wisc.edu
608.263.1968