NHMA will provide the students with physician or health professional mentors. In addition to having frequent communication with their mentor, participants will be expected to attend two face-to-face meetings with their mentor: 1) lecture on health care reform and health disparities at our 2013 Fall Regional Events (Sept. – Oct.) and 2) NHMA 2014 National Conference in Washington, DC (March 27-30). Travel will be covered to the NHMA National Conference. In addition, students will be expected to complete a 3 day Preceptorship in a community healthcare setting prior to the NHMA Annual Conference and to maintain a journal of the mentoring experience.
Applicants should be: 1) enrolled full-time in an a medical school (allopathic or osteopathic) or as a graduate student in a public health school in the U.S.; and 2) committed to a public health or primary care career in an underserved Hispanic community.
Mentors are expected to attend a face-to-face meeting with their student mentee being held in conjunction with our 2013 Fall Regional Events (Sept. – Oct.). Monthly communication with student mentees (via phone, email, or in person meetings) is also required. Health care professionals in private practice, clinic, and public health settings are highly encouraged to volunteer.
For more information please contact Veronica Ramirez at (202) 628-5895 or send her an email at .