Established in 2017, Aetna Foundation is partnering with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to create the NMF Primary Care Service Learning Program at Morehouse School of Medicine (PCSLPM), a service-learning opportunity designed to strengthen capacity in future physicians by enhancing knowledge and understanding of primary care access and healthcare delivery in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. The program provides a $5,000 award to two qualified minority medical students attending Morehouse School of Medicine. Each scholar is required to complete a 200-hour self-directed community health project at the Morehouse H.E.A.L. Clinic in Atlanta. Selected Scholars must be enrolled at Morehouse School of Medicine, be a member of an underrepresented minority group, and have demonstrated leadership at an early stage in their professional careers and a commitment to underserved communities. Each scholarship is renewable for an additional semester.

Program Eligibility

 PCSLPM Scholar candidates must meet the following eligibility:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) approval letter
  • Currently enrolled in medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA
  • Identification with one of the following minority groups: African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian Americans (Vietnamese and Cambodian only)
  • Demonstrated leadership early in career
  • Commitment to serving medically underserved communities

Program Requirements

Scholars must complete their program requirements between September – December 2017. Program requirements include:

  • 200 Service-learning Hours at Morehouse H.E.A.L. Clinic in Atlanta
  • Orientation Participation
  • Monthly Updates
  • Written Report on a focused primary care issue
  • Poster for Display
  • Evaluation – Program Surveys (Scholar & Mentor)

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