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HEAL Program

HEAL (Harrington Equitable Academic Leadership  Program) is a one-year renewable career development program for early to mid-career physicians from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine.  A collaborative program sponsored by the Harrington Trust, with Christiania Care, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).

Who Should apply

Currently, eligible applicants must:

  • Be a full-time ChristianaCare employee.
  • Be a member of a group unrepresented in medicine.
  • Hold an MD or DO degree and be board certified or eligible.
  • Be able to commit to the time requirements of the program.
  • Receive approval from department chair or supervisor.

SGIM continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist society committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority. A diverse panel of reviewers will give all applicants equal consideration.

Program Goals

  • Prepare physician leaders to promote policies and practices that improve historically marginalized populations' access to high-quality care.
  • Improve skills in curriculum development, program implementation, faculty development, and mentoring through experiential learning and mentoring.
  • Develop the strategies and skills necessary to advance careers and navigate the complexities of being a URM physician leader in academic medicine.
  • Program participants will choose from over 16 different career development programs offered by STFM and SGIM.

Important Dates

September 2024
Online application opens

November  2024
Deadline for application

January 2025
Notification of acceptance

May 2025
Program begins

HEAL Advisory Board

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Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, FACP

SGIM President
Emory University
Senior Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief of General Medicine
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LeRoi S. Hicks, MD, MPH, FACP

SGIM Immediate-Past President
Value Institute at ChristianaCare
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Carlos Oronce, MD, MPH, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor
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