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Advancing Equity and Implementing National Strategies to Improve Diagnosis

Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, this collaborative program between the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) is designed to advance equity and develop a cadre of leaders who can drive implementation of effective strategies to raise awareness of diagnosis in medicine, support diagnostic excellence, and reduce diagnostic errors at the national level.

Up to 10* scholars participate in this one-year, part-time remote experience to enhance their knowledge and skills in diagnostic quality and safety, and accelerate their career development in becoming national leaders in the field.  The program includes a structured online curriculum; cohort learning activities; professional networking opportunities through the NAM and CMSS; mentorship; a $35,000 grant; and an additional $5,000 domestic travel funds.

The NAM, CMSS, and the Moore Foundation are strongly committed to achieving equity and building a diverse workforce and leadership in diagnostic excellence.  To ensure that the scholars reflect a diverse representation needed to support these goals, the program specifically encourages applications from underrepresented groups in medicine.

* With additional support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, an 11th scholar with a focus on advancing equity and diagnostic excellence for older adults may be selected.


January 2023
Call for Applications Opens
January 2023
Applicant Info Session (Time TBD)
February 2023
Applicant Info Session (Time TBD)
March 2023
Applications Due at 3pm ET
April 2023
Finalists Notification
May 2023
Finalists’ Video Submissions Due (3pm ET)
May 2023
Scholars Notification
June 21-23, 2023
Scholars’ Orientation in DC