“Physician and Physician-trainee Attitudes Toward Providing Health Care for the Incarcerated: A Qualitative Analysis”
“Impostor Syndrome and the Illusion of Performance”
"Creating a Learning Environment Conducive for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community"
“Mapping-out Socio-Economic Mitigators of Healthcare Access Inequality in Buffalo, New York using Emergency Acute Ischemic Stroke Care as a Case Study”
“Voices of the Fruit Belt Community: Amplifying and Empowering our Neighbors”
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences seeks medical students or biomedical sciences graduate students to work on projects that address social, educational or health care inequities.
This fellowship provides an opportunity to develop leadership skills to advance equity and justice in institutional settings and community-based organizations, and advance the Jacobs School’s mission to create a supportive learning environment.
Fellows will work on the research and design, implementation or analysis of a project related to equity and justice. Projects provide experience in creating institutional change, such as policy development or process improvement, and working in interprofessional clinical or administrative teams.
Fellows will meet weekly (or a minimum of four times during a longitudinal experience) with mentors who will assist in developing a work plan and monitor progress.
Fellows devote 120 hours, working with a project team, to identify factors that contribute to success in advancing social equity and justice in institutions.
Projects are expected to be completed in a period of 12 months, from the appointment date of June 1, 2022.
A final report is submitted to the Office of Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement that includes:
Call for Applications: Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in January 2023.
Full applications should include in a 750-word essay, the following:
Description of how the project if completed would contribute to social justice and equity, why you are interested in it, relevant skills or past experiences you may have related to the project, and your role in the effort.
Address the question of the project, specific aims, approach, significance, outcomes, evaluation and estimated timeline to completion.
Eligible proposals for this fellowship can be selected from:
A list of established projects where there is a mentor and a sponsor office assigned.
Develop a new project in concert with a mentor in the Jacobs School, an administrative unit or an affiliated institution.
Medical, Master and Doctoral graduate students training under a faculty member with a primary appointment in the Jacobs School are eligible to apply.
$3,500 per project and funding for fellowship-related travel to present at local or a national meeting.
Applications will be reviewed and selected each year by a subcommittee appointed by the AFA subcommittee, among members of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Environment Committee, and will be announced in 2023.
Creating a Learning Environment Conducive for Members of the LGBTQ+ Community
Non-Elective TURP - To better understand the gaps in care related to racial disparity in the diagnosis and treatment of BPH, and develop a screening process to better address these gaps in a non-white population
Pre-matriculation curriculum on history of racism: Implement and evaluate pilot curriculum, including filing reports required by IRB