The clinical and community aspects of being a primary care physician should be presented to the fellows. It is critical that they do it in a manner that is advantageous to clinics. As a result, MedServe has made available six trainable fellow jobs. Based on the highest needs in their practice, each clinic partner selects one clinical and one community position for a fellow to accomplish. Clinical roles aid clinical flow and make clinic staff’s jobs more accessible and more efficient. Each fellow is paired with a great primary care doctor at their clinic who epitomizes the creative, compassionate practitioner that healthcare is said to require. Fellows get a $20,000 yearly stipend as part of the AmeriCorps program.
On behalf of the clinic, the community health worker fellow will get to work with community outreach activities. This might include health education, limited services (such as home checks, pill checks, and vital signs), and clinic information. In a restricted role, a medical assistant fellow assists patients in the emergency room, collect histories and vital signs, and does other skill-appropriate activities. The fellow also will get to help with practice administration tasks, including insurance authorization and follow-up on referrals. The benefits of this program include mentorship from professionals, an annual stipend of $20,000, quarterly check-ins, and bi-weekly check-ins.
The purpose of MedServe is to enhance the health of North Carolina‘s medically disadvantaged communities by exposing tomorrow’s most potential future doctors to primary care in a way that motivates them to be life-long champions of health equality.
A brief description of the fellowship is given below:
|Educational Level||Graduate and post-baccalaureate|
|Number of Awards||Varies|
|Application Deadline||Not given|
|Application Fee||Not required|
Who is Eligible?
Students who have completed an undergraduate program before starting the fellowship can apply. Individuals who have completed a master’s level program or post-baccalaureate coursework are also encouraged to apply.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants must complete a form on MedServe’s online website. Medical expertise and enthusiasm in the same topic are required in the applications.
As fellows pursue a career in healthcare, they will have a quarterly 30-minute phone conversation with MedServe leadership for guided contemplation, personal statement revision, and intention setting. MedServe staff communicates with fellows and clinics fortnightly using Google forms to ensure a positive experience. MedServe provides assistance to fellows when they face healthcare difficulties.
The application for 2022 is open, and you can submit your application on the MedServe online website.