Last Chance for Paid Fellowship Representing Neurology in Washington, DC

September 29, 2010


Time is running out to apply for the 2011-2012 Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Neurology Public Policy Fellowship. The fellowship enables a US Academy member to spend up to a year in Washington, DC, working as a member of a Congressional staff, committee of Congress, or in the Executive branch.

Recent fellows have been deeply involved in helping shape aspects of health care reform and provide professional insights as members of the neurology community. As a fellow, you also gain a great deal personally and professionally as you:

  • Learn the Legislative Process
    Gain hands-on experience and education in federal policy related to health care, medical research, and education.
  • Build Career Connections
    Develop relationships in federal political circles that will allow you to effectively promote the interests of neurology and patients with neurologic disorders.
  • Advocate for Neurology
    After your fellowship, use your new skills to be an effective advocate for neurology.

The Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD, Neurology Public Policy Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $90,000. This stipend may be supplemented by the fellow’s sponsoring institution or other extramural support. Up to $6,000 is available for relocation.

Applications are due by October 15, 2010. More details on the fellowship, which is sponsored by the AAN, the American Neurological Association, and the Child Neurology Society, can be found at or contact Mike Amery at or (202) 506-7468.