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 and developing skills to become a compassionate, relationship-centered physician. We are particularly interested in projects that:
- are focused on improving the health and lives of traditionally underserved and at-risk populations.
- encourage collegial and interprofessional teamwork
- are creative, and designed and implemented by students
- will encourage a lasting or systemic change
Read the announcement of the 2020 Gold Student Summer Fellows.
There are two types of fellowships:
The Gold Student Summer Research Fellowship is awarded for research in community health, cultural competency issues and improving the health and lives of traditionally underserved and at-risk populations. 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.
For more information, please contact Director of Program Initiatives Louisa Tvito at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Gold Foundation programs or their status.