CAHME/The Joint Commission Fellowship Award for Advancing Sustainable Health Care
The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and The Joint Commission recognize that sustainability, a well-educated workforce, and healthcare quality & safety have a broad and all-encompassing impact on the health of the community.
The Joint Commission in collaboration with CAHME created a fellowship unlike any other. This one-year fellowship is awarded to a student who will graduate from a CAHME Accredited or Certified program, and who demonstrates the commitment to sustainability, quality and safety, and process improvement.
- Student in CAHME Accredited or Certified Program
- Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
What You Need to Apply
- University Program Director Letter of Recommendation (if your Program Director wants to submit directly to CAHME, please upload a document on the required section stating the LOR was sent directly).
- Professional Letter of Recommendation
Application Essay Questions
The nomination consists of six essays of no more than 100 words (limit to 500 characters) each.
- Describe how accreditation serves to ensure and enhance healthcare quality.
- Discuss an example from your academic or extracurricular experiences where you demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability. Explain the specific actions you took, the impact they had, and how this commitment aligns with promoting high-quality healthcare that is environmentally responsible.
- Describe a specific instance where you demonstrated leadership characteristics, for example, leading study groups, or initiating and managing a project. Provide details about your role, the goals or objectives of the project, the challenges you encountered, and the results or outcomes achieved.
- How have your volunteer activities contributed to improving the well-being of others. Include how they have had a meaningful impact, both on those you served and on your own personal development.
- Describe a research project you conducted during your master’s program that relates to healthcare quality and safety, sustainability, and/or process improvement. Optional to include PDF or a link to the research project.
- What are your primary goals and expectations for your one-year experience at the Joint Commission, particularly in terms of gaining a deeper appreciation of accreditation, its role in supporting healthcare quality and safety, as well as its connection to sustainability efforts within healthcare?
- One-year paid fellowship (with benefits)
- One complimentary ticket to the CAHME Awards Ceremony on March 24, 2024, at ACHE Congress
- One complimentary ticket to ACHE Congress
- Roundtrip Airfare
- 2-night hotel stay
- Recognition on CAHME’s website and social media
For More Information:
Dana Alexander, MHA
Communications and Engagement Manager
301-298-1820 ext. 6