Jonas Salk Fellowship
The Jonas Salk Fellowship is an educational program of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The Fellowship is a unique educational program that brings together students from a diverse array of health-related graduate programs throughout the region to discuss paramount issues confronting health, health care and our society.
This year, the Jonas Salk Fellowship will focus on cultivating leadership skills through a series of sessions on topics ranging from creating transparency to improving organizational performance. The Fellowship will not only discuss formal roles of leadership, but will also include aspects of informal leadership one may fulfill at the beginning of a career. Selected healthcare leaders will lead a discussion on a different topic at each session and will collectively represent the spectrum of roles and experiences during one’s career. Fellows will review literature on each topic and complete case studies and activities that will solidify their learning’s.
(Former Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman/CEO of Aloca, Inc. Paul O'Neill speaks with a group of Salk Fellows.)
Fellowship sessions are held once a month on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. starting October 2012 and ending in February of 2013. Sessions are held in downtown Pittsburgh and dinner is provided. The dates for the Fellowship are as follows:
- October 16, November 6, and December 4, 2012
- January 8 and February 5, 2013
Selection Factors: Successful applicants demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Active community involvement
- Effective communication skills
- Pursuit of knowledge outside of the classroom setting
You must be a new, current, or recent graduate student of a health-related field (including but not limited to: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, social work, dentistry, health law, health policy, public health and business), complete an application, and submit a resume, personal statement, and one letter of recommendation.
Fellows' Responsibilities: Throughout the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to:
- Participate actively in all sessions
- Prepare adequately by reading background material on each topic provided
- Challenge their own assumptions
- Maintain an open mind, as well as a tolerant and respectful attitude towards diverse viewpoints and all those involved with the Fellowship
- Contribute to verbal or written evaluations of the Fellowship as requested
Download the Salk Fellowship application
For more information on the fellowship program, please contact us.