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Causes: Education, Health, Public Health, Student Services

Mission: The mission of National Medical Fellowships (NMF) is to provide financial support to underrepresented minority medical students, to increase the number of minority physicians in clinical care, research, and academic medicine, and to articulate the vital role minority physicians play in eliminating disparities in healthcare and ensuring the well being of our society.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar