330 Brookline Avenue (BR)
Boston, MA 02215
The Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program
Year Program Started: 1991
Max. Participants/Year: 15
Application Deadline: February 5
Program Timeframe: April to May (one year)
Academic Level Targeted: professional school, medical school, graduate school
Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group
Type of Program: internship/fellowship, community service fellowships
Program Attributes: stipend provided, mentors/advisors provided
Program Acceptance Requirements: matriculation at this school (Greater Boston/Worcester), area of residence (Greater Boston/Worcester)
Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: dentistry, education (health, science), medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, psychology, public health, science (environmental health), veterinary science, optometry, and podiatry
Additional Comments: The Boston Schweitzer Fellows Program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. The program supports graduate students committed to becoming "leaders in service" - individuals who are dedicated and skilled in addressing the health needs of underserved populations, and whose example influences and inspires others. Each fellow designs and implements a 200-hour community service project addressing local unmet health needs. In the process, fellows develop as lifelong leaders in service through a year-long program of leadership development training, peer reflection, and mentoring.
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