The Future of Palliative Care: The AAHPM Next Gen Scholars for Equity in HPM Program

The AAHPM Next Gen Scholars for Equity in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Program is a fantastic opportunity for early-career individuals who are passionate about advancing hospice and palliative medicine. It is specifically designed for those who are historically marginalized and underrepresented in the field and want to make a difference. The program offers a transformative experience that focuses on leadership development, innovation, and deepening understanding in hospice and palliative care. Scholar candidates from historically marginalized groups will be given priority for this program. There are very few programs focused on improving representation within HPM, through direct mentorships.  As the leading HPM organization for physicians, we feel a responsibility to provide leadership in filling this gap, helping increase diversity and inclusion in the HPM professional workforce and leadership and ensuring our field more closely represents the communities we serve.

How the Scholars Program Works
AAHPM will arrange a two-year sponsorship with a leader in the field for 8 scholars. Scholar applicants are paired with sponsors who have similar interests and practice locations. Both scholars and sponsors commit to a two-year relationship, communicating regularly to work on a scholarly project and career development. Goals for the program are decided together by the scholars and sponsors.

AAHPM will:

  • Present an award to the scholar judged to have produced the most outstanding project
  • Host quarterly Zoom meetings with all scholars and sponsors
  • Provide organizational support and resources

What’s Included?

  • AAHPM Annual Assembly:
    • AAPHM will sponsor the scholar’s participation in this premier event, where they have the chance to network with experts, participate in cutting-edge educational sessions, and immerse themselves in the latest advancements in the field.
    • Scholars will work with their sponsors to produce a project to be presented at the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care
    • AAHPM will present an award to the scholar judged to have produced the most outstanding project.
  • Educational Opportunities:
    • The benefits don’t stop at the Annual Assembly. Scholars will be sponsored for an in person meeting with their sponsor, expanding their knowledge base and connecting them with peers who share their dedication.
  • AAHPM Membership:
    • As a Next Gen Scholar, you’ll become a member of AAHPM, gaining access to a wealth of resources, research, and a supportive community dedicated to improving the care of patients with serious illness.

Who Should Apply?
The Next Gen Scholars Program is ideal for those with a passion for hospice and palliative care who want to take their commitment to the next level. It welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Applying is straightforward: visit the AAHPM Next Gen Scholars webpage and complete the online application form. Letters of recommendation are required, so reach out to mentors or colleagues who can vouch for your dedication and potential.

The Future Awaits
If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey in the world of hospice and palliative care, seize this opportunity. Visit the AAHPM New Gen Scholars webpage, submit your application, and join a community of passionate individuals dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare – one patient, one family, at a time.

Apply today and be a part of the Next Gen of hospice and palliative care leaders!

Visit the AAHPM Next Gen Scholars webpage to learn more and apply.
Applications are due no later than July 1, 2024.




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