Student Opportunities

PAEA Student Fellowship Programs Now Accepting Applications

By Seán StickleMay 9, 2016

Fellowship Students

We’re now accepting applications for the PAEA Student Fellowship programs: the Future Educator Fellowship and the Student Health Policy Fellowship.

The application cycle is now open for our two prestigious PAEA Student Fellowship programs:

Future Educator Fellowship. This fellowship provides PA students interested in a future career as PA educators a better understanding of medical education and academic careers in PA education. The fellowship focuses on professional development, leadership, and mentorship for future PA educators. The program consists of an intensive two-day student track during the Education Forum in Minneapolis, completing projects under the mentorship of PA faculty. Apply through June 24, 2016. Learn more…

Student Health Policy Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to enhance PA students’ understanding of political processes and health policy. Its aim is to inspire grassroots advocacy that promotes the PA profession as an integral part of the health care system. The program consists of a three-day intensive workshop in the Washington, D.C., area, with projects completed under the mentorship of PA faculty. Apply through July 1, 2016. Learn more…

Underrepresented minority students and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for both fellowship opportunities.

These fellowships offer PA students an invaluable opportunity to engage at the national level on issues around education and health care policy, allowing them to develop leadership skills and gain experience that they will take with them into their professional careers.

If you’d like to know more about the experiences involved, we have published two articles — PA Students Descend on Capitol Hill and Future Educators Inspired After Forum — that will give you and your students plenty of details.

Help Us Promote the Fellowships

We’ve prepared a poster with for you to hang on the walls at your program and share with students (high-resolution PDF):

2016 PAEA Student Fellowships Poster
2016 PAEA Student Fellowships Poster

 

Note: Students may apply to both fellowships.

Seán Stickle
Seán Stickle

Seán serves as the chief communications officer and chief diversity officer for the Physician Assistant Education Association. He has worked in the nonprofit and association world since 1999 and has been with PAEA since 2012.