Apply today for the 2020 NCCPA Health Care Reporting Fellowship

 

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2020 NCCPA Health Care Reporting Fellowship.

The NCCPA Health Care Reporting Fellowship is a 10-month, non-residential program for experienced health care journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the myriad or varied ways in which physician assistants impact the American health care system.

The fellowship is open to journalists and freelancers working in print, online, radio and/or television, and is designed to allow journalists to continue to maintain their employment while pursuing the project independently.

The selected applicant will receive guidance from the Fellowship Program Leader and will have access to NCCPA leaders, staff and statistical reporting on physician assistants.

The fellowship will cover the cost of a visit to the NCCPA office as well as attendance and travel to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Conference in May 2020. Lodging accommodations and a daily per diem will be afforded to the fellow throughout the duration of their conference attendance.

The Reporting Fellow will have a project allowance for field reporting travel, associated research and reporting expenses, and will also receive a $15,000 stipend upon the successful publication of the completed project.

The fellowship will begin on February 1, 2020 and must conclude by December 31, 2020.

Potential Fellows

  • Should be U.S. based

  • Should have at least five years of experience in health care reporting

Reporting Fellowship Projects

  • Must center around the varied ways in which physician assistants impact the American health care system.

  • Must be in print, online, radio or television format

  • Must be completed and published/aired by December 31, 2020

How to Apply

To apply please send the following materials to pr@nccpa.net by 12 AM EST on January 3, 2020. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Please do not mail application materials.

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and copy of your resume or CV

  • A detailed outline of your proposed project including the proposed topic, format, potential sources, length and timeline

  • 2-3 published samples of published work

  • A letter of agreement from your current employer, or freelance outlet to air or publish the final product by December 31, 2020, and to support you in your travel to the NCCPA office, the AAPA conference and as needed to complete the project