Research Based Health Activism (F520)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Course Director: Aaron Fox, MD (, 718-944-3854)
2014 Dates: October 13th – November 7th (course offered annually)

This four week elective will offer motivated 4th year medical students an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in research methods, health policy, and advocacy. Learning experiences range from seminars with leading health policy experts to skill-building workshops with health care activists. Each student is expected to develop a research proposal and advocacy plan that addresses a health care issue of his or her choosing. Following the course, projects are completed in the remaining academic year with ongoing mentorship.

Eligibility Requirements:
Students from accredited medical schools within the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who have completed clinical clerkships may apply.

Residency Program in Social Medicine Building (3544 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10467)

Typical Schedule:
Morning and afternoon seminars running from 9am – 5pm. Wednesdays are free for project development, home work assignments, and one-on-one mentorship. There is no clinical duty or call schedule.

Evaluation will be based on attendance, effort during seminars, completion of weekly assignments, and presentation of project proposal.

Application Process:

For more information please contact Aaron Fox at