GE-NHMA Health Professional Student Leadership & Mentoring Program

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The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), working with the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), will select 50 talented Hispanic medical and public health students to a one year “GE-NHMA Health Professional Student Leadership and Mentoring Program” funded by the GE Foundation.  The goal of the “GE-NHMA Health Professional Student Leadership & Mentoring Program” is to increase the number of Hispanic physicians and public health professionals in primary care.  NHMA will accomplish this through a one year mentorship and leadership program.  This is an outstanding educational opportunity to increase the knowledge of students about the challenges and transformation of health care for Hispanics and other underserved populations.  We hope to inspire future health care leaders for our nation.


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.

2013 Fall Regional Events Schedule:

  • Los Angeles, CA: September 21, 2013 at JW Marriott LA Live
  • New York City, NY: September 26, 2013 at New York Academy of Medicine
  • San Antonio, TX: September 28, 2013 at Westin Riverwalk Hotel
  • Washington, DC: October 3, 2013 at Capitol Hill Visitors Center
  • Atlanta, GA: October 11, 2013 at Emory Conference Center Hotel
  • Chicago, IL: October 12, 2013 at Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown/Lakefront

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. 


Health care professionals interested in being a mentor should send their CV to Veronica Ramirez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 9, 2013.

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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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