Thank you for sharing this! We would definitely love to do a controlled longitudinal study like this when we reach a larger scale! We’re very happy to see that ACC did that.
Thank you for your interest in the outcomes of the fellowship! We have ethics approval to study the outcomes of the second and subsequent cohorts more thoroughly than the pilot cohorts. Those outcomes will hopefully be documented in a paper that our team has just started to work on. So, although this post was mainly about the set-up of the fellowship and shorter-term satisfaction of the fellows, we look forward to sharing much more detailed information about the outcomes of the subsequent fellowship cohorts.
We have a range of both quantitative (Likert scale) and qualitative questions in our pre- and post-fellowship surveys; we can provide a copy of these questions to you if you are interested. In the future, we are also considering releasing case studies outlining the career trajectories of past fellows.
We’re always open to more ideas for ways to improve how we’re monitoring and evaluating the fellowship, so if anyone would like to contribute ideas, please feel free to reach out to us here or via highimpactmedicine [at] gmail.com. Thank you!
We’ve just published a post giving an organisational update on High Impact Medicine’s work, describing which projects marginal funding is likely to be spent on. High Impact Medicine (Hi-Med) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and empowering medical students and doctors to make impact-driven decisions in their careers and giving.
Are there groups/types of people that you would love to see applying to the program who aren’t currently (other than just ‘talented’ people in general)?
High Impact Medicine (read about us here and here) are hiring an executive director to to manage our quickly growing community. You will have the potential to shape and direct highly driven and skilled medics to do the most good with their careers. In this role, you will develop and drive High Impact Medicine’s strategy, and oversee its operations. Note that you do not have to be a doctor to apply; we are primarily looking for someone with a strong strategic and growth mindset who is passionate about EA community building
You can learn more about the role and apply here
Thanks for your comment and completely agree with you! I think the framing of what is the most I can do with my work is a great one that is underappreciated.
Hey Henry this is absolutely great; I just had a look at your website and videos, and think that they are fantastic. Completely agree with the points you made!
Thanks Luke and great question- we are collaborating and working with EA Medicine wherever possible. The main differences as far as we see them are:
High-Impact Medicine is looking to specifically reach out to and engage medics who aren’t EAs or haven’t heard of EA even
Hi-Med has a local group model (setting up small groups in London, Oxford and Cambridge), whilst EA Med has a global focus. We hope through building individual local communities we can foster deeper engagement (from fewer people) from medics and further our aim of exploring how medics can contribute to addressing the world’s most pressing problems effectively.