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Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) Fellows Program

Innovation Fellows

VCHI Innovation Fellows serve as "engagement generators" on the Virginia Health Innovation Network, an online learning and collaboration community. Fellows provide support in content development and innovation identification. Fellows also have the opportunity to help manage Network communities in order to engage and interact (virtually) with members and enhance the utilization of the community model. Depending on the time of selection, fellows may be invited to participate in other relevant VCHI initiatives. Finally, select fellows may be offered the opportunity to contribute original content for the VHIN blog and Learn section of the Network.

Fellows are recruited from across Virginia and will serve a six-month period.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  •     Must be a member of the Virginia Health Innovation Network

  •     Current graduate or professional student in Virginia studying: health administration; economics; business; law; policy; medicine; dentistry; nursing; wellness; nutrition; and other health   professions.

  •     Students should have working knowledge of the healthcare industry in Virginia and be familiar with current policy issues. 

  •     Regular internet access

  •     Able to commit at least 5 hours/week for six months.

  •     Innovative, creative thinker with interest in technology and social networking.

  •     Ability to demonstrate appropriate judgment and maintain professional conduct online.

  •     Able to take a multidisciplinary approach to analyzing/interacting with healthcare issues.

Selection and Award:

Fellowship applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by VCHI staff and advisors. Two fellows will be selected every three months beginning in January 2015, and will serve a six-month period. Fellowships will overlap to encourage students to network and learn from one another.

Fellows will be provided a stipend of $250/month.

For additional information please contact:

Virginia Center for Health Innovation
919 E. Main Street
Suite 900
Richmond, VA 23219

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