The one job in which you can be a mentor, a mentee, a community leader, researcher and educator, and political advocate. Come meet the people, become one with the community! During the 6 weeks students will learn to take medicine to the community and learn the basics of community oriented primary care. You will learn skills in community needs assessment and develop models in which to implement and evaluate innovative programs to empower communities. Health policy advocacy will also be covered. This program takes a team of motivational medical students as well as undergraduate premedical students and high school students to work in the community of Wilmington to improve the health and well being of its people.
The program has six components:
All components are brought together at the end of the program when students present and make recommendations to local, state and federal health leaders at our annual health summit.
Because there is also another fellowship at UCLA Family Medicine, be sure to indicate that you're interested in the Harbor Summer Urban Health Fellowship.
Dates of the Fellowship: June 17th through July 25th 2013 (six weeks) This fellowship is open to all U.S. Medical Students. All UCLA, UCR and Charles R. Drew-Medical Students should apply through the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA via Sun Lim. Non-UCLA U.S. medical students should send their application directly to Dr. Gilberto Granados.
Location: Wilmington, CA (about 20 miles south of UCLA Medical Center)
Time commitment: Full-time including two weekends (July 7th and July 14th) with some mandatory evening events.