In 2017, we inaugurated the nation’s first graduate medical education (GME) fellowship in Climate & Health Science Policy with the purpose of empowering health care professionals through education, policy, and communication skills. Our goal: to train highly credible, knowledgeable health leaders in clinical, basic science, and policy settings.
What we discovered was one fellow per year was not enough. The fellowship was started as a traditional GME fellowship within the Department of Emergency Medicine and the growing demand from young health care professionals to participate in this experience convinced us that we had to scale up.
Our Fellowship program is made possible through the generous support of the Climate and Health Foundation.
In July 2021, we welcomed our first five National Climate & Health Science Policy Fellows. These health care professionals have varied board certifications and come from different parts of the country. We believe these new fellowship opportunities serve as a powerful demonstration of the expanded role for physician advocates in a time when public concerns about health and climate are growing, and the federal response is now ramping up to meet these needs.
We can't think of a better endeavor for our creative energies, educational passion, and professional work. Our team believes the impact of training leaders in the field of climate and health will force multiply our national risk assessment and influence
policy change for years to come. It is our hope that the University of Colorado School of Medicine will be the center of Climate Medicine and that our fellowship graduates will become the formidable innovators and leaders we need
on this critical issue for humanity.
Jay Lemery, MD
Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH
Application packets should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include:
2-4 letters of recommendation (may be emailed separately)
Writing samples and links to oral presentations (optional)
The University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine offers one clinical position per year at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (ABEM certified/eligible). Fellows interested in this clinical opportunity during their fellowship should email Jay Lemery, MD, directly, as well as an application to email@example.com. Fellows who are deemed eligible after discussion with Fellowship Directors will be asked to submit a secondary GME application to the CU Department of Emergency Medicine.
Sheetal Khedkar Rao
Eric Balaban, MD
Bhargavi Chekuri, MD
Beth Gillespie, MD
Emily Sbiroli, MD
Stefan Wheat, MD
Caleb Dresser, MD