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The Academy’s prestigious Fellows program, the foundation on which the Academy was established in 1847, includes more than 2,000 individuals, elected by their peers, from across the medical and health professions, and other disciplines affecting health. 

Academy Fellows and Members are distinguished professionals in medical and health professions and other disciplines affecting health, who embody the highest levels of achievement and leadership in urban health, elected by their peers. Fellows span a wide range of disciplines including medicine, nursing, social work, public health, administration, health policy, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and government, and are academics, practitioners, and policy makers in their fields. The Academy also offers Membership, Associate Membership, and Student Membership levels for early career professionals, graduate students, and recent graduates in the health professions and related fields.

In a tradition of honor and service, the Fellows are organized into diverse Sections and workgroups that address clinical and population health issues facing individuals and communities in New York City and cities around the world. Working collaboratively across disciplines, specialties, and institutional boundaries, Fellows participate in cutting edge research, educational, and health policy programs; organize events addressing critical health issues; and enjoy unprecedented networking opportunities as well as active engagement with staff of the Academy in the work conducted by the Institute for Urban Health and the Library.  

Each year, the Academy also awards more than $400,000 in grants and fellowships to medical students, seasoned physicians, and investigators to support the advancement of health care studies. For more information, see Awards & Grants.

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