Yale School of Management

Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership at Yale University

The Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership at Yale University is a 22-month, fully funded degree-granting program that gives healthcare practitioners the leadership skills and the deep understanding of teams, markets, and organizations necessary to tackle major inequities in the U.S. healthcare system.

Fellows attend the MBA for Executives program with a focus on healthcare while also receiving specialized training and mentoring from experts in healthcare disparities from across the university and beyond. The fellowship is open to health practitioners committed to improving healthcare access and outcomes for minorities, socio-economically disadvantaged groups, and other vulnerable populations.

About the Fellowship

Fellows earn an MBA over 22 months, completing Yale SOM’s integrated MBA core curriculum, participating in colloquia with other healthcare leaders, and taking advanced courses in management and healthcare. The executive MBA format, which includes classes every other weekend and four residence weeks, including one Global Network Week abroad, allows them to continue in their current roles while building business acumen and gaining valuable leadership capabilities. In addition, Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellows benefit from mentoring, domestic policy immersion trips, and hands-on project opportunities centered on health equity issues.

The Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship was endowed by a generous gift from Robert C. Pozen, a member of the Yale Law School Class of 1972. Read an article about the gift. 

Leadership

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of medicine and of epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine and associate professor of management at the Yale School of Management, is director of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship. 

Dr. Howard P. Forman, professor of radiology, economics, public health, and management, is the director of the MBA for Executives healthcare curriculum and special advisor to the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship.  

Admissions

The Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship is open to health practitioners, including nurses, physicians, and physician assistants, who are committed to improving healthcare access and outcomes for minorities, socio-economically disadvantaged groups, and other vulnerable populations. 

Pre-Assessment

Prospective students are encouraged to register for a pre-assessment. Get personalized feedback from an EMBA admissions counselor and learn whether the MBA for Executives program and the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship is right for you.

Application

To apply to the fellowship, complete the application for the MBA for Executives program and select the healthcare area of focus. When prompted, confirm you are applying to the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship and complete the corresponding essay.  Please note, the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellows for the Class of 2021 have been selected. The Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellows for the Class of 2022 will be selected during the first two application rounds, October 30, 2019 and January 30, 2020.

Contact

Contact the MBA for Executives program at emba.admissions@yale.edu with questions about the the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship and the EMBA program.

The Commonwealth Fund logo The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, and people of color.

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