The application period for 2019 Gold Student Summer Fellowships is closed. Please check back January 24, 2020 for information about next year’s program.
The Gold Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become a relationship-centered physician, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. We are particularly interested in projects that encourage collegial and interprofessional teamwork, are creative, and designed and implemented by students, and, will encourage a lasting or systemic change.
There are two types of fellowships:
The Gold Student Summer Research Fellowship is awarded for research in community health, cultural competency issues and vulnerable population health concerns. The research focus should be on humanistic patient care and as such the proposal should show significant interaction with the target patient population.
The Gold Student Summer Service Fellowship is intended to provide students an opportunity to design and implement a service project addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. The Foundation’s goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.