fellowsThis prestigious national organization aims to prepare the next generation of professionals who will serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. UAB is host to one of only 14 chapters nationally.

Fellows are competitively selected and commit to conduct a year-long service project (200+ hours over the year) and to engage 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; specifically, students create a new program or expand upon an existing one, working in collaboration with their community partner to determine how to best meet the need.

Although it’s open to graduate and professional school students across the state and in any discipline, SOM students are encouraged to apply in February of MS1 in order to be a Fellow from April of MS1-April MS2. It is also possible to complete the program as an MS4, but doing so as an MS3 during clinical rotations is not feasible.

For more information about the process to become a Fellow and how to identify a community need and partner, contact Kristin Boggs (kristin.boggs@schweitzerfellowship.org) and read more at www.schweitzerfellowship.org.

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama announces the 2018-19 Fellows