The Leaders in Health Policy (LHP) is a student-run organization founded in 2016. Funded by Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, this distinguished program offers select first-year and second-year medical students an opportunity to grapple with the interactions between patients, medical systems, and policy.

The Leaders in Health Policy Program includes:

  • Longitudinal service experiences in a variety of clinical settings
  • A health policy and leadership curriculum
  • AOA-funded financial awards for research and books related to health policy and leadership

Students selected to be LHP Scholars will be paired with physician mentors with whom they will develop policy-related research projects, attend national conferences, and shadow to better experience the interactions between patients and the systems they navigate.

Some of our scholars with mentor, Dr. Trevor Pour, and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine at a national emergency medicine conference.

In addition to our courses and clinical and research opportunities, we host social events and journal clubs regularly. Most importantly, we bring together people passionate about helping our future patients through the lens of health policy and learn from each other.

On this website, check out our events, discover our courses, and learn about us! We hope to be a resource to the Sinai community and to you on all things health policy.