Community Service

Service Opportunities

Purpose: The AAMC manages a community service fund, the Medicine in the Community Grant Program, a philanthropy established to assist medical students who espouse and act upon their professional responsibilities to the community.
Eligibility: Medical students in allopathic and osteopathic medical schools are eligible to apply for the grant, with the signed support of their medical school institutions.
Funds: Program is currently on hold.
Purpose: To aid the establishment or expansion of a medical student service project benefiting the medical school or the local community, and to recognize students who dedicate their time and effort to these endeavors.
Eligibility: Any medical student or group of students at a school with an active ΑΩΑ chapter. ΑΩΑ membership is not required. Only one proposal will be accepted from a school during an academic year.
Funds: The school will receive up to $5,000 per year, renewable for a second year up to $3,000 and a third year up to $1,000 to fund the project.
Process: Proposals must be submitted to for a letter of support.
Deadline: Applications due to the ΑΩΑ councilor by December 31, 2016; applications from the ΑΩΑ councilor to the ΑΩΑ national office by January 31, 2017.

The Student Summer Service Fellowship is intended to provide students an opportunity to design and implement a service project addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. The Foundation's goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.

Eligibility: Students of medicine or osteopathy
Funds: $4,000 stipend for a 10 week period
Deadline: Application currently closed. Please check website for updates.
Purpose: Provides educational opportunities through community service and support for aspiring health professionals at the graduate level who are dedicated to working with individuals and communities in the Chicago area that are currently underserved by the health care system.
Eligibility: Open to students enrolled at least part-time in a health-related, graduate-level, degree-granting program in the Greater Chicago area. (Only medical students who will be in their first, second, or fourth year are eligible.)
Funds: $2,000 (distributed in 3 payments throughout the Fellowship year)
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Purpose: The CCHF is a national network of Christian health professionals and others concerned about the health care needs of impoverished communities in the U.S.
Process: See website for further information.
Purpose: Rogers Fellowship projects are intended to focus on coupling medicine with the needs of the underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations.
Eligibility: Medical and dental students during the summer between the first and second year of school.
Funds: $3,500 stipend
Deadline: Check website in September 2016 for details on the next application cycle.

In order to increase access to primary care for the underserved, the GE Foundation and National Medical Fellowships founded the Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP). PCLP provides future healthcare professionals with an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of primary care practice in community health centers (CHCs) across the US.

For six weeks, PCLP Scholars will actively engage with a CHC Site Partner and PCLP mentors in leadership training, team-based project activities, and healthcare service delivery. Programming varies by Site Partners (Boston, Chicago, Houston, or Los Angeles). The program runs during June and July 2019 including a six-week on-site period.

Eligibility: Eligible medical student candidates include underrepresented minority students and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
Funds: $5,000 stipend to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses during the program.
Deadline: March 13, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.