Service Opportunities

AAMC Medicine in the Community Grant
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.
ΑΩΑ Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award
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.
Arnold P. Gold Student Summer Service Fellowship

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.
Chicago Area Schweitzer Program
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
Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF)
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.
David E. Rogers Fellowship Program
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.
GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP)
Purpose: The PCLP provides students with an opportunity to examine the challenges and rewards of primary care practice at community health centers (CHCs) across the United States. PCLP Scholars actively engage in leadership training, independent project activities, and healthcare services relevant to both host sites and academic programs.
Eligibility: First and second year medical students. Eligible 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: January 2017. Check website for exact date
Summer Links - University of Chicago Community Service Center
Purpose: This 11-week internship supports students working for social change with a community/non-profit organization in the Chicago area.
Eligibility: All medical students welcome to apply
Funds: $4,000 stipend and subsidized on-campus housing
Deadline: January 2017. Check website for exact date.