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UAB is host to 1 of only 14 national chapters of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a prestigious national organization preparing the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities.

Alabama Schweitzer Fellows are competitively chosen from students enrolled in graduate and professional schools around the state, who demonstrate a passion for cultivating positive change in Alabama communities where the need is greatest.

Fellows commit to conducting a year-long service project (200+ hours over the year) and engaging in monthly, multidisciplinary leadership training. They receive additional mentorship from their community site and an academic mentor in order to plan and carry out a service project that meets an unmet need.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship typically selects two to four medical students each year. Medical students apply in their first year in order to be a Fellow from spring of their first year through spring of their second year. It is also possible to complete the program as a fourth-year student; completing the fellowship during the third year is not feasible.

Learn more about the Alabama Schweitzer Fellows Program on the program website.

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