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Student Leader fellowship

Are you a current PA student - or know of a student - who is interested in:

    • Service through leadership
    • Being a good steward of the PA profession
    • Being a change agent in healthcare
    • Improving organizational culture for PAs, PA students, and especially patients
    • Developing your professional network


    Consider applying for the LBGT PA Caucus Student Leader Fellowship!


    Student Leader Fellows are out and openly self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender diverse PA students who are chosen through a competitive selection process to participate in a 12-month fellowship to foster leadership and professional development within the PA profession.


    Qualified applicants for the Caucus SLF must be openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or gender diverse PA students enrolled in an accredited PA program at the time of the application deadline.

    Applicants in either the didactic or clinical phase of PA education are eligible, and an anticipated graduation date prior to the end of the SLF term does not disqualify the applicant. PAs completing postgraduate training programs are not considered students for the purposes of the Caucus SLF and are ineligible to apply.

    Applicants are encouraged to join the Caucus as student members, and accepted fellows must have an active membership.

    Fellowship Term

        July 1 of the current year through June 30 of the following year. 


        Submissions are due Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 11:59PM ET. Late applications will not be considered.

        Deadline extended to Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 11:59PM ET


        • Participate in a self-proposed fellowship project during the term
        • Attend the AAPA Conference in May (of the following year) and participate with Caucus' activities and the AAPA House of Delegates
        • Join in LBGT PA Board monthly meeting calls
        • Serve as an ambassador of fellowship for future students
        • Make a difference for the PA profession and our LGBT communities


        A $1000 travel stipend is available to offset the cost of attending the annual AAPA Conference (distributed at the conference). Failure to attend the conference results in forfeiture of the stipend. 

        Application Instructions

        Please review the information and application process found in this Request for Applications document.

        Application materials are submitted online using this link: LBGT PA Caucus SLF Submission Website

        Should you have any questions, feel free to email the Caucus at info@lbgtpa.org. We will post answers to the questions we receive below.

        Applicant Interest Session

        An SLF applicant interest session occurred on April 10, 2022. Please refer to the recording of this event posted below for 2023-2024 applications,

        Questions & Answers 

         Q: A:
        I applied for an intersectional student leaders fellowship  with PALH or AHPAC, am I eligible to apply for this fellowship as well? Yes, you may apply for this student leaders fellowship as well, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.

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