Family Medicine CPV-GW Health Policy Research Fellowship

Program Overview

The Department of Emergency Medicine houses the Division of Family Medicine. The GW Family Medicine Division has partnered with the American Board of Family Medicine’s Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care for a one-year CPV-GW Health Policy Research Fellowship. This distinguished program integrates research, health policy, and faculty development in order to develop future family medicine leaders. Fellows work with both the Center and GW to address health policy questions of interest through research, collaboration with local and national organizations, and practical externships in congressional offices, federal agencies, policy think tanks, or professional organizations. Clinical practice is continued throughout fellowship year at the GW Immediate and Primary Care clinics, and teaching opportunities are available at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The fellowship year culminates in the completion of a fellowship portfolio, which includes a practicum project for presentation and publication.

Required Fellowship Activities

  1. Development of a fellowship portfolio.
  2. Participation in a didactic fellowship curriculum in conjunction with the GW Health Policy & Advocacy Fellowship Program.
  3. Participation in American Board of Family Medicine research meetings and journal clubs.
  4. Participation in monthly joint fellowship conferences.
  5. Rotation through fellowship placement site, culminating in a project for publication and presentation.
  6. Clinical work through affiliated GW Medical Faculty Associates Immediate and Primary Care clinics.

Application Requirements

Fellow must be board-eligible or board-certified in Family Medicine. To apply, please submit a letter of intent (<500 words), Curriculum Vitae, and two recommendation letters.


The deadline for applications is December 1, 2023. After the deadline, interested applicants may reach out to Dr. Portela at for further inquiry.