Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship

The yearlong Leadership through Scholarship Fellowship offers training and mentorship for early-career underrepresented in medicine (URM) minority faculty with a focus on developing scholarly writing skills for academic advancement and leadership. 

Fellows will benefit from a curriculum tailored for URM faculty and deep mentorship relationships to:

  • Develop a personalized leadership & career roadmap 
  • Learn how to recognize, navigate, and overcome the minority tax 
  • Create a research question tailored to their specific academic responsibilities and from topics that are important to them
  • Identify opportunities for scholarship both within and without their institution  
  • Write up and submit at least one manuscript with the coaching and co-authorship of faculty and peer mentors


  • Develop key scholarship writing skills
  • Learn methods for researching a question and analyzing data
  • Learn to assess quality of existing literature
  • Learn to identify and address the disparities of the minority tax in your own career
  • Benefit from coaching on how to write, present, and publish scholarly products
  • Receive practical guidance on navigating promotion and tenure opportunities at your institution
  • Build a personalized path to academic leadership


Questions about the fellowship or the application process? Contact April Davies at adavies@stfm.org for more information.


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