Congratulations, Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholars
In December 2017, AAHPM was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations to support a multiyear AAHPM leadership scholars program. The Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholars Fund was designed to increase the number of qualified hospice and palliative medicine physicians who have access to specialized leadership development opportunities to supplement clinical training. Through the generous support of the Hearst Foundations, this fund provides scholarships to AAHPM physician members who are interested in participating in select professional development activities. Scholars are responsible for customizing their training agenda to meet their individual learning and engagement needs. As a result, recipients have a 2-year self-directed leadership and career development plan to catalyse and enhance their emergence and effectiveness as a leader. In 2018 AAHPM awarded 15 scholarships. The first cohort of scholars recently received their second year of funding.