Advancing Our Core Mission
National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF) is the only national organization solely dedicated to providing scholarships and support to medical and health professions students across all groups underrepresented in healthcare. To ensure continued health equity, in 2020 NMF’s programming was expanded to provide training and support for diverse physicians to be more actively involved in clinical trials. NMF’s goal is to identify and nurture tomorrow’s diverse health care leaders, who will have the knowledge, skills, cultural competency, and commitment to achieve health equity.
Scholarships and Service-Learning Programs
Since inception, NMF’s scholarships and service-learning programs have been at the core of its programming. To increase the number of physicians, health professionals, and researchers in the U.S. who are underrepresented in health care, NMF offers two types of scholarship support.
Scholarships & Awards (e.g., merit and/or need-based financial awards, enhanced scholarships)
Service-Learning Programs include structured/semi-structured experiences with clinical leadership, research, community health, mentorship, and other programmatic components in support of professional and personal growth.
Diversity in Research Programs Portfolio
Amid a worldwide vaccination effort, NMF is providing new pathways for students and physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine (URM), to pursue careers as clinical investigators. NMF’s Diversity in Research Programs portfolio comprises two major initiatives sharing the ultimate goal of increasing underrepresented patient engagement and participation in clinical research, to ensure the development of therapeutics effective in all populations.
The programs seize an unprecedented opportunity to increase cultural competency in clinical trials, and push back the tide of historically earned mistrust of the medical community among vulnerable populations.
NMF Diversity in Clinical Trials (NMF Dctr) Program, sponsored by Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and Merck
Robert A. Winn Career Development Award
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