In the event public health guidelines do not permit in person events, events will be held virtually.
Service Project: Fellows design and carry out a health-related direct service project of at least 200 hours in collaboration with a local community agency under the leadership of a site supervisor and academic mentor of the student’s choice. The 200 hours is separate from any school course requirement. Fellows who conduct a paired project split the hours and the stipend proportionately.
Retreats: Fellows attend an overnight orientation April 10-11, 2021 in Davidson, NC which is a mandatory requirement. Fellows attend two in person half-day retreats and virtual webinars throughout the year. Partners in a paired project are both required to be present at all the events.
Celebration of Service: Fellows attend a Celebration of Service Luncheon honoring current Fellows and introducing new Fellows April 18, 2021 in Raleigh. Fellows also attend the event in March/April 2022. Partners in paired projects are both required to be present at the events.
Reports & Evaluations: Fellows submit monthly one-page reports and reflections about their activities; a written final report; a 2-minute video summarizing their project; and an evaluation about the Fellowship experience. Fellows also need to develop a verification strategy into their project design to determine if their project is successful and on target in meeting goals.
Recruitment: In the fall of 2021, Fellows organize an information session on their Fellowship experience at their school.
Op-Ed: Fellows are required to write an op-ed article to hone their skills as a health care advocate for vulnerable populations.
Video: At the end of the Fellowship year, Fellows are to create a 90-second video of their project.