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Looking for a Summer Healthcare Fellowship?


Members of the South Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum pose for a photo. Picture via @sacjai.

The South Asian Healthcare Leadership Forum (SAHLF) has announced that its members will be hosting up to 10 U.S. college students in its 2015 Summer Scholars Program. The Summer Scholars Program will offer the opportunity for U.S. college students to take part in unique internships with SAHLF members and partner organizations within healthcare delivery, policy, and research.

“South Asian Americans have grown into leadership roles across American health care,” says Dr. Sachin Jain, Chief Medical Officer at CareMore. “This internship program draws on the strength of this community to make available outstanding training and mentorship opportunities for promising young people.”

SAHLF is looking for talented students with a demonstrated passion for improving health care through business, research, policy, or practice. The program is primarily targeted at undergraduate students, says Jain, but the committee will consider all applicants, no matter their current status.

This year’s hosts for the program include:

  • Dr. Ashish Jha, MD MPH; K.T. Li Professor of International Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Dr. Sanjay Saint, MD MPH; Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Mr. Jay Desai, MBA BBA; CEO and Co-Founder, PatientPing
  • Dr. Kavita Patel, MD MPH; Managing Director, Engelberg Center for Health Reform, Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Tejal Gandhi, MD MPH; President, National Patient Safety Foundation
  • Dr. Sachin Jain, MD MBA; Chief Medical Officer, CareMore
  • Dr. Trishan Panch, MD MPH; Founder and CMO, WellFrame
  • Dr. Geeta Nayyar, MD MBA; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Florida International University

To apply, visit their website. Applications are due on March 24, 2015 at midnight EST. Scholars will be selected by April 15, 2015.

“We have worked with national leaders to make available internships that otherwise might not be available,” says Jain. “Our internships represent extraordinary learning and training opportunities to work with world class scholars, health care executives, and entrepreneurs.”

Interested applicants with questions can contact Rajkumar Pammal by email at rpammal@college.harvard.edu.

Jenni Whalen

Jenni Whalen

    Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.

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