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July 14, 2010

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July 14, 2010

NMF is an incredible organization that offers a well structured 2mo. healthcare immersion program for underrepresented senior medical students in two countries of Africa. I participated in Ghana and while there, I learned through first hand interactions with patients, providers, and national administrators of the challenges and benefits of their newly created national health plan. We also assisted General Electric, a cosponsor, in their equipment and community needs assessment, which gave us much greater insight to the challenges of effectively delivering equipment to regions with poor infrastructure. From a medical perspective, I provided care in the pediatric and obstetrics wards, learning of and treating conditions I had only read of in the U.S. I was also able to conduct a public health centered research project that may soon lead to better neonatal outcomes in the district I served. Through this program, I learned a great deal about myself, effective philanthropy, and the sacredness of my chosen profession. It was without a doubt the most useful two months of my 4yr basic medical education. p.s. It was well structured, supported, and receptive of feedback.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work as a pediatric resident.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give it more funding. They do an incredible job with what they have, but rural Ghana poses numerous logistic challenges.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Incredible mentorship at every level.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly motivated, giving people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

likely provide much needed physicians to the immensely understaffed regions we served. Consider the fact that Assessewa Government Hospital has only one physician, who plays several roles, but serves the 100,000 people of the district.

Ways to make it better...

I knew a little Krobo prior to arrival.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

advertising and funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 18, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 18, 2010

NMF is a phenomenal organization and that provided me an opportunity that allowed me to attain my dream of becoming the first member in my family to obtain a medical degree. The NMF awarded me $16, 000 in scholarships at a critical point, and when I had no where else to turn. However, the organization is not one of a kind because of the financial awards granted to the recipients, they are simply amazing because of the people that hold the organization. I am thankful to Ms. Angela Minaya and the NMF organization for their support, kindness and generosity. Hopefully, in a few years after the completion of residency and fellowships, I will be able to return the favor through mentoring and financial assistance to underprivileged budding physician, and assist them in realizing their dream. In my opinion, we need organizations such as the NMF to grow and assist aspiring youths that have a dream but are unable to their dreams because of financial limitations. Thank your NMF and God bless! Best wishes, Ade Adelakun, MD, MPH

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I have personally expereinced the results of this organization because I was a recipient of of the NMF award while obtaining my Medical and Public health degree.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The finacial award was great, but that was just icing on the cake. The people at the organization are terrific, understanding and simply amazing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

God bless Ms. Angela Minaya and the rest of the NMF organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It would assists millions of people to receive an education, and help millions bring their dream to fruition.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 11, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 11, 2010

This is a great organization and I am grateful for its existence. My communications and dealings with NMF were handled professionally and in a timely manner. The organization fulfills a great need.

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I was awarded one of NMF's Emergency Scholarships in the amount of $10,000. These funds came at a time when the economic climate forced many lenders out of the business and the few remaining were much more selective than ever before with giving private loans. That opportunity was closed off to me and I was left with a great financial need. I also faced mounting medical bills due to taking steps to properly diagnose or rule out a potentially life threatening illness. The NMF scholarship allowed me to stay in school and focus on my studies. I have since just recently finished medical school, graduating with high honors without the continued stress and distraction of financial strain. I am eternally grateful to the men and women of NMF for the opportunity they gave me. I hope to one day, through NMF, also support the education of a needy student hoping to achieve his/her dreams.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ease of the process and receiving funds to help with my educational expenses.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, informative, helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the face of American medicine; encouraging more people who do not have the means to pursue a medical education (these are the people who often go into medicine for the 'right reasons' and contribute most to primary care and serve the underserved).

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 9, 2010

NMF helped me pay for medical school. The requirement was to write an essay and send in my transcripts and CV. To be competitive you must demonstrate social responsibility. This is a highly valuable service for minorities. NMF is commited to helping minorities become physicians despite the financial fear that often holds people back. I am grateful for this scholarship and this organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my completion of medical school.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

June 7, 2010

I have dreamed of attending medical school ever since I was young, never letting my humble beginnings deter me from my goal. As a recipient of the National Medical Fellowship Scholarship, my dream is becoming a reality. I am glad to have the opportunity to express personally my appreciation of their generosity. Without scholarship funds like them, there would be many students such as myself unable to pursue the career they've dreamed of. Without a doubt, that award proved to be extremely valuable for me, by helping to reduce the financial burdens of pursuing a degree in medicine. I hope to be able to contribute to the medical community in the near future by pursing a career in Psychiatry.

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I was awarded a scholarship my first year of medical school. I am paying for my education myself along with all of my living expenses. Therefore, being awarded this scholarship helped tremendously!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

June 3, 2010

This fellowship helped me fund my first and second year of medical school. It is truly a generous organization, helping minorities achieve their dreams!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

scholarships.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 2, 2010

NMF staff and program (GE NMF medical scholarship) is one of the best organizations that I have seen efficiently run. There was a structured outline and expectations of the program from the beginning to the end. The staff was always available for questions or concerns. Not once in Ghana did I feel that I was alone because all the support provided functioned well and above my expectations.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through the scholarships awarded by this organization, I learned a great deal about patient care in realizing that there is no perfect health system. Each culture has its system of operation with its strengths and weaknesses and its up to each healthcare provider to decide on using the available resources to treat every patient with dignity and utilizing the available resources.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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