• By Jim McVeigh

Mayo Clinic, ASU medical journalism fellowship applicants sought

March 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Phoenix Arizona

PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting applications for a fellowship program. As part of this program, journalists from across the country will receive intensive training to cover medicine.

The Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship is part of the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care, a transformative research partnership designed to improve all aspects of health care delivery through research and collaboration. This partnership aims to transform medical education and health care in the U.S., helping doctors reduce costs, simplify the system and save more lives.

The fellowship will bring up to 15 leading professional journalists to the school and Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus in May for five days of interactive workshops and seminars. All expenses will be paid. This is the second year of the program, which will be held Sept. 22–27 in Phoenix.

Selected fellows will explore augmented human intelligence, personalized medicine, regenerative medicine and more. Training sessions will include nonnarrative video, narrative writing and investigative reporting.

“Education is a fundamental part of Mayo's mission as a not-for-profit academic medical center,” says John Wald, M.D., medical director of Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic. “This program, in collaboration with Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is a wonderful way for journalists to receive hands-on training to cover medical stories."

Julia Wallace, the Cronkite School's Frank Russell Chair, who previously served as a top media executive and newspaper editor, will lead the program and explore such topics as fake news in health care, challenges for female physicians and other newsworthy topics.

“Journalists play a critical role in our public health system in communicating vital information to communities,” says Cronkite School Dean Christopher Callahan, ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mayo Clinic, the world leader in patient care and research.”

The deadline to apply is May 31. You can learn more and apply here.

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