Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholars Fund
In December 2017, AAHPM was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations to support a multi-year 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.
The Hearst Foundations grant has been fully utilized to support 23 emerging leaders since it was awarded in 2018.
Help AAHPM continue to offer this scholarship in the future by making a donation to the AAHPM Leadership Scholars Fund.
“I am so grateful for the scholarship opportunity I received from AAHPM and the Hearst Foundation. I have seen incredible returns already. It started with attending ASCEND—where my knowledge increased, my connections were established and my relationships developed. I continued my development with leadership self-study programs and professional coaching, and it has been the best thing that has happened for both my career and my leadership skills. This growth would not have been possible without the scholarship.”
Dillon Stein, DO
Co-Director, Division of Palliative Care
Butler Health System
About the Hearst Leadership Scholars Fund
Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholars in 2019 receive up to $5,000 in funding ($2,500/year for two years) to participate in leadership development engagement activities. Applicants were responsible for customizing a leadership development plan aligned with the AAHPM leadership core competencies.
Call for 2019 applications has passed. Future scholarship opportunities will be announced and administered according to availability of funds.
2019 Hearst Scholars
Jennifer Blechman, MD HMDC
Craig Blinderman, MD MA FAAHPM
Christine Khandelwal, DO
Pringl Miller, MD FACS
Sarah Stayer Mills, MD MPH
Alden Doerner Rinaldi, MD
Angela Stiltner, MD HMDC FAAHPM
David Wang, MD
The 2019 scholarship offers funds to cover educational conference and course fees, travel support, career development assessments and coaching services, and professional development materials. Scholars are responsible for customizing their training agenda to meet their individual learning and engagement needs. As a result, recipients will have a two-year self-directed leadership and career development plan to catalyze and enhance their emergence and effectiveness as a leader. Hearst AAHPM Scholars will gain a community of peers whom they can learn and grow with.
Goals of the Program
- Invest in leadership and career development, enabling Scholars to refine nonclinical leadership skills.
- Support Scholars’ plans to develop the capabilities required to lead their organizations and to advance the field of hospice and palliative medicine.
- Identify emerging leaders who are physicians committed to improving access to, knowledge about, and quality of palliative care.
2018 Hearst Scholars
Congratulations to the 2018 Hearst AAHPM Leadership Scholars!
Bonnie Chen, MD
Jane deLima Thomas, MD FAAHPM
Yuya Hagiwara, MD MHPE
Tracy Hills, DO
Gary Hsin, MD FAAHPM
Allison Jordan, MD HMDC
Karrie Lu, MD
Sonia Malhotra, MD MS FAAP
Heather Mikes, DO
Kristina Newport, MD FAAHPM
Kevin Nguyen, MD
Charles Rhee, MD
Dillon Stein, DO
Jason Webb, MD
David Wu, MD
Support the Leadership Scholars Fund
You can help support scholarships for members to participate in leadership development activities. Help us to create opportunities for future leaders to continue to build a strong field for hospice and palliative medicine.
AAHPM qualifies for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit corporation. Donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisors for information about the deductibility of these donations.