Gold Student Summer Fellowships

The Gold Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to undertake a research or service project related to community health and to develop skills to become a compassionate, relationship-centered physician.

We are now accepting applications for 2023. Proposals are due by March 20, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Visit How to Apply for information on eligibility, selection criteria, the review process, and application materials.

Listen to University of Vermont medical students Lindsay Aldrich and Richard Vuong share their Gold Student Summer Fellowship project through this podcast episode, creating a mobile health vehicle to bring postpartum care to mothers in rural Vermont.

Gold Student Summer Fellowships:

  • improve the health and lives of traditionally underserved populations
  • focus on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent care
  • encourage collegial and interprofessional teamwork
  • are designed and implemented by students
  • promote a lasting or systemic change

The grant award includes a stipend for a single project of up to $4,000 for a 10-week period.

Read about the 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellows.

The Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. Grantees are expected to reflect these values in daily practice and to continuously strive to be exemplars of humanism in healthcare.

Contact Michelle Sloane at with questions. For more information about the Gold Foundation programs or their status, please contact Director of Program Initiatives Louisa Tvito at