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 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 Foundation’s goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.
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.
Patient interaction and Covid 19: We expect that all submissions will include some level of patient interaction. If there are obstacles with this component of your application due to Covid-19, please address it specifically in your proposal. If your project involves travel, please abide by the parameters of your institution and local restrictions.
Mentorship: The student is expected to conduct the project under the oversight of a mentor. The student is responsible for identifying an appropriate mentor from their school. The mentor must be a medical school faculty member.
Onsite supervisor: This is only required if your project takes place offsite or overseas. The onsite supervisor can be any professional that makes sense for the fellowship.