National Medical Fellowships’ (NMF) mission is to provide scholarships and support for underrepresented minority students in medicine and the health professions.
WHAT WE DO
NMF’s goal is to identify and nurture tomorrow’s diverse healthcare leaders, who will have the knowledge, skills, cultural competency and commitment to achieve health equity.
There is a shortage of physicians and other healthcare professionals in the United States, especially in medically under-served communities and communities of color. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, it is estimated that the US will be short anywhere from 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by 2025. Combined with an aging population and the approximately 30 million currently uninsured Americans who will become eligible for healthcare services as a result of the Affordable Care Act, we are facing a looming healthcare crisis. Learn more about the need for NMF
“NMF supported me 36 years ago in my medical career as a student, and they continue to help light the path for young people of color who seek to serve their communities.”
Robert K. Ross, MD
President & CEO, The California Endowment
NMF Scholar: 1977