2013 SSF Application Form*
For 2013 we have increased the award amount to $4,000 for a 10-week project.
Reporting Procedures: A final paper describing the project is required within 6 weeks of the conclusion of the fellowship. The final paper should include:
• a restatement of the original hypothesis and objectives of the project
• a description of the investigation and activities undertaken
• qualitative and/or quantitative data and its significance
• evaluation of project (include tools, methods used, work to date if part of a larger project)
• comment on possibility for continuation of this research
• discussion of how this fellowship has contributed to the student’s understanding of the practice of humanistic medicine as well as the patient experience with illness, their health and the healthcare system.
• a statement on opportunity for student to present work to faculty and peers, and possibility for publication.
• mentor’s approval of final paper submitted on Mentor Final Approval Form
The Student Summer Fellowship program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects are focused on studying cultural competency issues, developing skills to become relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population.
The 2013 Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship Competition received more than 140 proposals from 65 institutions. We awarded 36 students a fellowship for a service or research project. Projects will take place in the U.S. or in developing countries with students working on comminity health issues affecting underserved patient populations.
List of 2012 Student Summer Fellowships.