American Medical Association

American Medical Association-Medical Student Section (MSS) Government Relations Advocacy Fellowship (GRAF)A year-long paid fellowship opportunity in AMA's Washington, DC office. Student members of the AMA are encouraged to apply. For more information and application materials:

The AAMC seeks nominations for the Herbert W. Nickens Awards.

The AAMC is soliciting nominations for the annual Herbert W. Nickens Award, as well as nominations for the Nickens faculty fellowship and medical student scholarships. Nominations for all three awards must be received by May 4, 2012.

The Herbert W. Nickens Award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to efforts that promote justice in medical education and provide equal health care for all Americans. The recipient will receive a $10,000 award and present the Nickens Lecture at the AAMC's Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in November. Nominees may come from the fields of medicine, education, law, nursing, public health, or social sciences.

The Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member, committed to a career in academic medicine, who has demonstrated leadership in addressing inequities in medical education and health care. The fellowship recipient will receive a $15,000 grant to support his or her academic and professional activities over a two-year period.

The Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships are awarded to five outstanding students entering their third year of medical school who have demonstrated leadership in addressing the educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

Information: Angela R. Moses at 202.862.6203
Email: Nickens Awards


  • Research Fellowship: A 10 week summer fellowship for research in community health and cultural competency issues.
  • Service Fellowship: A 10 week summer fellowship to provide students an opportunity to design and implement a service project addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. Projects may include providing breast screenings at homeless shelters, creating an educational video for elderly patients on safety issues and carrying out AIDS/HIV education among recent Chinese immigrants.

The Gold Foundation will provide $3,000 per student with the school contributing an additional $600. Student's application should be accompanied by a letter of support from the Dean of Student Affairs or Medical Education Dean office. Additional information/application available on the Gold Foundation website External Icon. Deadline: March 1, 2013.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) provides an introduction to preventive medicine, public health and the principles of applied epidemiology to senior medical and veterinary students. Elective students have the opportunity to assist with epidemiologic investigations of infectious diseases, cancer, congenital malformations, environmental and occupational diseases, injuries, chronic diseases and reproductive health. The elective is offered year round. Assignments are for a 6-8 week period. For more information: Epidemiology Elective Program. External Icon

MAP International Medical Fellowships

MAP International Medical Fellowships External Icon are for students who hear a different drummer who are considering a career in international health in the context of Christian medical missions. Since 1971, over 1,800 third and fourth year medical students, interns and residents have received travel assistance fellowships from MAP for externships in mission hospitals in developing countries. The benefits for the externs have been many and varied. The students' reports are enthusiastic as they recount busy days in the wards and surgical theaters, as well as medical safaris into the bush or to far-off villages where people lack access to basic medical care. The hardships and frustrations, as well as the joys of medical missions are brought home to them in an eight week (or six week for interns/residents) period of service in the developing world. Further information as well as an online application is available from their website www.map.org External Icon. Contact MAP International for an original application and additional information at 404-880-0540 or email mstevenson@map.org.

Overseas Fellowship

Fogarty International Clinical Resarch Scholars Program External Icon or US students in the health profession sponsored by NIH's Fogarty International Center (FIC).