Month: November 2021

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Living on a Vision and a Prayer

February 15, 2024 Comments Off on Living on a Vision and a Prayer

MD/MPH Candidate Caylon Pettis documents his journey through medical school. For Caylon Pettis, attending medical school was a spiritual calling – one his best friend had dreamt, and for which…

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A Love for Languages and Life Decisions

February 8, 2024 Comments Off on A Love for Languages and Life Decisions

Tasneem Elbashir, an NMF/Johnson & Johnson Pharmacy scholar, details how deviating from medical school led her to become a drug expert.   When diversifying the health care workforce, National Medical Fellowships…

Operation at Provident Hospital on South Side of Chicago, Illinois (1941).

Recognizing History’s Impact on Our Health Care 

February 1, 2024 Comments Off on Recognizing History’s Impact on Our Health Care 

As we step into February, a month that honors Black history annually and officially recognized by both the President and Congress, National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is reflecting on pivotal moments…

National Medical Fellowships Announces Recipients of First of its Kind Behavioral Health Scholarship, Funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey 

January 31, 2024 Comments Off on National Medical Fellowships Announces Recipients of First of its Kind Behavioral Health Scholarship, Funded by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey 

National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is proud to introduce the first recipients of the Horizon Behavioral Health Scholarship, generously established in 2023 by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the philanthropic…

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National Medical Fellowships Welcomes John White as Vice President of Advancement 

January 25, 2024 Comments Off on National Medical Fellowships Welcomes John White as Vice President of Advancement 

White will lead efforts to strengthen resource development efforts for the organization dedicated to supporting diverse students and leaders in health care and clinical research  Alexandria, VA – January 25, 2024…

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Mentorship in a Challenging Climate

January 23, 2024 Comments Off on Mentorship in a Challenging Climate

“At the conjunction of alumni’s paths and students’ pathfinding, NMF serves as a relay station where we can signal the ways to identify, meet, and overcome the inevitable obstacles along…

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Vaccinating and Valuing the Most Vulnerable

January 9, 2024 Comments Off on Vaccinating and Valuing the Most Vulnerable

Dr. Jerry P. Abraham discusses his career and commitment to protecting and prioritizing underserved and underrepresented stigmatized populations in marginalized and minoritized communities. At Kedren Community Health Center, National Medical…

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Changing Lives with Language Concordant Care

January 3, 2024 Comments Off on Changing Lives with Language Concordant Care

Creating safe spaces with Spanish-speaking patient care teams improves outcomes  Dr. Tania Gennell, a surgery resident with New York University – Langone Health in Long Island, repeatedly witnesses how patient…

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Population Health, Pandemics, and the Public Eye

December 21, 2023 Comments Off on Population Health, Pandemics, and the Public Eye

Dr. Tonya Walker’s career from the ER to Netflix focuses on health inequities. By day, Dr. Tonya Walker works for Netflix as its Chief Medical Officer and Director of Employee…

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Becoming a Holistic Healer for the Historically Marginalized

December 15, 2023 Comments Off on Becoming a Holistic Healer for the Historically Marginalized

Burt-Miller intends to work both on the ground as a clinician and upstream in the policy space to most effectively reduce health inequities. When Joel F. Burt-Miller showed up to…