Are you a LGBT PA student of Latino/a/x or Hispanic heritage - or know of a student - who is interested in
Consider applying for this Student Leader Fellowship, jointly offered by the LBGT PA and PAs for Latino Health (PALH) Caucuses.
"There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." -- Audre Lorde
The purpose of the fellowship is for leaders in medicine to reflect the communities we serve. When the first few cohorts of the LBGT PA Caucus Student Leaders Fellowship were each appointed or elected to serve in a board leadership role within 3 years of graduation, we realized the fellowship's potential, as well as it's gaps - few alumni identified with Latino/a/x or Hispanic heritage. The jointly-sponsored fellowship program was piloted in 2020 in the hopes that, together, we can support PA students who identify as Latino/a/x or of Hispanic heritage, as well as LGBT, and who desire service through leadership.
"We are all one - and if we don't know it, we will learn it the hard way." -- Bayard Rustin
A $1000 travel stipend is available to offset the cost of attending AAPA's annual conference (distributed at the conference). Failure to attend the AAPA annual conference results in forfeiture of the travel stipend. Attendance at AAPA's Leadership and Advocacy Summit (LAS) in September is recommended but not required.
“As little as I may be, I’m part of the history. And no matter where you are at, and you don’t know your history, you don’t know where you are going.” -- Jose Sarria
The Fellowship term begins in January 1 with the fellow's presence on the LBGT PA Caucus Board and HOD Task Force conference calls, includes in-person presence at the AAPA annual Conference, and continues with one call each month with a PA mentor through December.
Applicants must be openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender diverse student members of the LBGT PA Caucus who also identify as Latino/a/x or of Hispanic heritage. Student membership with PAs for Latino Health (PALH) is encouraged. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited PA program at the time of the application deadline. Priority is given to student members who are actively involved with the Caucuses.
Those selected for the fellowship are required to maintain active membership with AAPA, the LBGT PA Caucus, and PALH.
Selection criteria include, but are not limited to: emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, judgement, integrity, character (collaborative, courage, humility), attitudes and beliefs about intersectionality involving sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGIE), racial, ethnic and other identities.
Fellows are chosen through a competitive selection process that considers an essay and a personal interview. Letters of recommendation from faculty are optional.
AS LONG AS THE SELECTION CRITERIA IS MET, STUDENTS MAY APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE STUDENT LEADER FELLOWSHIP, ALTHOUGH NO STUDENT MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE FELLOWSHIP.
“Without community, there is no liberation.” -- Audre Lorde
Attend at least one of the LBGT PA Caucus HOD Task Force calls prior to the AAPA Conference in May
“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.” -- Audre Lorde
1. Write an essay of 1-3 pages (Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced, 1” margins) including the following details:
2. Participate in an online interview.
3. Letter of recommendation from faculty is OPTIONAL.
4. Email completed PALH/LBGT PA Caucus Student Leader Fellowship Application, essay, and any other attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on March 15th.