MedServe 2-Year Medical Service-Learning Fellowship
MedServe is a post-college community service fellowship in rural and other underserved health communities located across North Carolina. Do you want to understand how to combine a career in medicine with public or community service? Would you like to see what it’s like to be a part of a medical team committed to community improvement? We have placed over 70 fellows with clinics that have gone above and beyond to provide innovative models and extensive service to their communities and are often operating in low-resource settings; your fellowship with them will give you a front-row seat to the best of primary care medicine. MedServe Fellows undergo a rigorous two week Training Institute to prepare for their roles. In addition, we host quarterly skill summits across the state to expose Fellows to key medical concepts and helps them prepare for the next stages of their medical education.
As a fellow, you will be exposed to the clinical and community components of being a primary care physician. Clinical roles include medical assistant (vital signs, triage, prior authorizations, referral management), medical scribe, and medical interpreting roles. Community roles include community health worker, health coach & quality improvement project manager. These are meant to build fundamental clinical skills and grow clinic performance in the context of the local health community.
We are looking for committed difference-makers and eager learners. Successful MedServe candidates may have any of the following:
- Life or learning experiences that make learning about primary care in medically underserved communities meaningful work
- A genuine passion for people that makes them great team players & empathetic care providers
- Evidence of acting on their values (e.g. by seeing a problem or injustice and doing something about it)
- Leadership experience, especially if through civic engagement or community service
- Experience being a proactive, independent learner and being action-oriented
- A budding interest in medicine. Specific interest in primary care and clinical exposure are encouraged, but not required