NHHF/UHF Scholarship and Mentoring Program
We are searching for Physicians interested in mentoring medical students in our NHHF/UHF Scholarship and Mentoring program. Every year we award scholarships to outstanding health professional students and match them with mentors in their field of study. This 3 year mentorship program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain insight and hands-on mentorship experience and simultaneously provides the mentor an opportunity to make a personal contribution to the professional development of a student. Although the mentoring program is geared towards establishing relationships that aim to strengthen a student’s professional development in the physician’s field, it is by no means expected for mentors to offer an internship or field experience to the student.
The mentor and mentee are expected to meet once a month either in person, through email, or phone. The mentee is required to submit quarterly evaluations to track the mentorship but mentors are not required to submit any documents on the mentorship program. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please send our CV to Vanessa Tellez,
NIDDK/NHMA Travel Award Program
Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2019 Travel Award Program this week. We will be announcing those who will receive the Travel Award on our social media and on the next newsletter!
NHHF Puerto Rico Relief Campaign
Last year, Puerto Rico was devastated by a category 5 hurricane and still remains in a state of crisis due to the lack of appropriate funds and support from the Trump Administration. We invite you to donate to our campaign to assist Puerto Rican Medical Students.
The NHMA and NHHF are committed to supporting the Puerto Rico medical education disaster relief following Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017. We have raised funds in the NHMA Northeast Region Forum in 2017 and at our 22nd Annual conference with the Deans of four medical schools in Puerto Rico. We have donated $10,000, plus supplies to the effort and hope to be able to donate much more with your help.