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NHMA’s 20th Annual Conference Save the Date: April 21-24, 2016

October 27, 2015

 This year’s theme is “Advancing Hispanic Health – The Next 20 years: NHMA leading the way”. The annual conference connects you with educational opportunities to optimize clinical decisions and network with a community of innovative problem-solvers in health care and policy. Additionally, CME credits will be provided for several workshops and plenary sessions. To register, view the conference agenda, or submit the Call for Abstracts please visit:

Spirit of EAGLES scholarships for AAIP Annual Meeting- 7/22-27/2014

July 8, 2014

National Health Service Core Scholarships for those interested in medically needy communities- MD or DO students- Deadline 5/14/14

April 26, 2014
Application will open March 18, 2014.
Application Submission Deadline: May 14, 2013, 7:30 pm EST
You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in a fully accredited training program for
  • Physicians (MD or DO)
  • Dentists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives
  • Physician Assistants 
The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically needy community.
The scholarship can be awarded for as many as 4 years. With each year (or partial year) of support beyond the first year, the student agrees to provide one additional year of service, with a maximum of four years.

What the death clock can teach me

August 28, 2013
I’ve heard it many times before, “life is short”.

I never thought about this as I toiled away in a dark corner of the library studying medical minutiae and memorizing biochemistry pathways.  I always knew what I’d be doing based on blocks of time.  I knew my 4 years of college will lead to 4 years of medical school and then residency…. and on an on and on.


Think about the death clock and see how it changes your perspective.

Monash/Scott Service Scholarship for 2nd and 3rd year medical students along with residency scholarships in Chicago- Deadline 5/10/13

May 9, 2013

The Chicago Community Trust has partnered with National Medical Fellowships to create the Dr. David Monash/John Caldwell Scott Medical Student Scholarship Program in Chicago, Illinois. This service-learning program is designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to quality healthcare in medically underserved communities of Chicago. Both the Trust and NMF believe that developing health professionals with a commitment to community service from diverse, multicultural backgrounds will help improve the quality of a culturally competent healthcare workforce and help to close the health disparities gap.

The Monash/Scott Service Scholarships are available to six (6) second- or
third-year medical students who each receive $5,000 for conducting a
community health elective rotation at their site of choice.

Residency Scholarships are available to four (4) students who have
completed medical school, matched as clinical residents in the Chicago
area, and exhibit commitment to underserved populations. Each awardee
receives $25,000, 80% of which must be used to decrease medical school
debt. Documentation of the use of funds is required.

Association of American Indian Physicians Health Conference- 7/29/2013 to 8/4/2013

April 15, 2013


AAIP 42nd Annual Meeting Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 42nd AAIP Annual Meeting and Health Conference!

Conference Information

“Promoting Wellness in Native American Communities Through Exercise, Disease Prevention and Traditional Healing”

Where:  Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California

When:  July 29 – August 4, 2013

Conference Objectives:

The 42nd AAIP Annual Meeting activities will provide:

1. A forum for various healthcare professionals to present and discuss their work regarding exercise promotion and disease prevention in Native communities through presentations, workshops and panel discussions.

2. A national meeting for student recruitment into health professions.

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 @ Yale University- 4/13-14/2013

March 28, 2013


We hope to see you at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14!  Unite For Sight’s Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s leading and largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  Please feel free to forward this announcement to your colleagues and friends who may be interested in attending or presenting. Register by March 20 for a reduced registration rate.  Also, if you are interested in presenting, we have a few social enterprise pitch slots remaining; submit your abstract soon since these presentation slots are nearly filled to capacity!

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013
Presented by Unite For Sight, 10th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2013

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  The registration rate increases after March 20.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.

The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

  • Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, The New York Times
    “Information Technology and the Revolution in Health Care,” Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • “The 1 Million Community Health Worker Campaign,” Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • “The Origins of Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment,” Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Dean Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University Distinguished Service Professor

See more presentations, including more than 100 Social Enterprise Pitch presentations, at


Interesting Article: Job Prospects Are Dimming for Radiology Trainees

March 28, 2013

You will learn to hate your pager.

February 28, 2013


The pager has gone the way of the dodo.  The only exception to this is the field of Medicine. The pager still rains supreme and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one as I entered my clinical years and again as I entered residency.

A pager embodied all the things doctoring meant to me as a naïve medical student.  I wanted a nonstop beeping, always interrupting, hip hugging pager. At that time, I thought you couldn’t be a proper, get down and dirty, saving lives for fun kind of doctor unless you had one. I couldn’t wait for all that alphanumerical joy it would bring me.

Yup, this love affair ended quickly.

I didn’t get a true sense of my pager as a clinical medical student.  At that time, I just wanted to help and be apart of the team.  Deep down I would sit and stare at my pager and think, “Please page me so I know what’s going on… Please!” I usually felt like I was impeding the residents flow and speed.  It became very apparent when things got hectic.  Teaching would take a back seat and you’d just have to tag along while work was done.  As a medical student, life is sort of like playing double-dutch.  You just wait your turn and hopefully you don’t whacked in the head.  Teaching comes, but sometimes through tag along osmosis.

Oh, then came residency.  From day one, my pager wouldn’t stop assaulting me with its beep.  I initially loved that sound it made until the pages kept coming in. Most of the pages I received were of trivial importance such as the bowel movements of my patients or a nurse letting me know that an electrolyte was only minimally below normal.  But sometimes, your patient was getting sick and you needed to respond quickly.  You couldn’t tell if it was really important or not.   Your pager was very unhelpful, it didn’t sound any different based on importance.  It only got worse and culminated during my general surgery rotation. I had a Pavlovian response to that monotone beep, Beep, BEEP.  My heart would race, my blood would boil, and my eye would twitch.

I would fantasize about how I would end my pagers life.  Should I hammer it, impale it, or just saw it in half.. so many options.  Then beep, beep, beep… back to work I went.

Now, my joy is turning off the pager after a good days work.  Ahh pager, you and I had a great love affair but I’m so glad it came to an end.  I still fantasize about how I’ll end my pagers life… is that wrong?

Beware, one day you WILL hate your pager.

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National Hispanic Medical Association in Washington, DC- 4/25-28/2013

February 28, 2013

17th Annual Conference
“€œStrategies to Develop Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Curriculum and Research to Improve the Health of Hispanics”€

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
April 25-28, 2013

Join the NHMA network of health providers and government and private sector partners and learn new strategies for effective health care delivery and policies for Hispanic populations.

National and international experts will present on current innovations in medical homes, accountable care organizations, health insurance exchanges, prevention, integrative care, e-health, and cultural competence for the growing Hispanic populations in the U.S. Disease areas include diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more. CME credits to be provided.

Who should attend: physicians, hospital and health system CEOs, federal government, insurance and pharmaceutical company administrators, health educators, medical education faculty, health professionals, residents, health professional students and others interested in planning and implementing health and behavioral health and prevention programs for our communities as their demand for services will rise across the nation.

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