Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine are committed to promoting an environment free from bias, inequity, and prejudice. Each individual's uniqueness is valued and helps create an inclusive, respectful, equitable, and productive environment that capitalizes on the similarities and differences between individuals. We define diversity and inclusion as a culture in which all patients, faculty, housestaff, students, caregivers and staff are accepted, respected, and embraced. Our definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to the dimensions of race, gender, religion, nationality, age, disability, veteran status, ethnicity, and real or perceived sexual orientation.
MARY BALL CARRERA SCHOLARSHIP
Established by NMF Board member Neal Ball to honor the memory of his sister Mary Ball Carrera, this need-based merit scholarship is presented to an outstanding Native American woman enrolled in an accredited US medical school, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service.
NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The National Medical Association annually recognizes and rewards African-American medical students for extraordinary accomplishments, academic excellence, leadership and potential for significant contributions to medicine.
Eligibility for these awards is limited to African-American medical students. Each medical school may submit up to two nominations for The NMA Emerging Scholar Awards and two for the Awards for Medical Journalism. Number and value of the awards: The number of scholarship varies annually. The NMA Emerging Scholar Awards are $2,250 each. The NMA Patti LaBelle Award is $5,000. The NMA Awards for Medical Journalism are of $2,500 each.
UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The United Health Foundation Scholarships was established in 2008 by United Health Foundation. The scholarship is presented annually to ten underrepresented minority medical students who are recognized for outstanding academic achievement and potential for significant contributions to medicine.
NMF EMERGENCY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In these difficult and uncertain times, financial assistance to minority medical students from underrepresented communities is more crucial than ever. National Medical Fellowships is there to provide some help.
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- New leadership coming to human resources, community relations Lisa Abbott will join Penn State Hershey on June 3 as associate vice president for human resources for health affairs for Penn State and chief human resources officer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. With Abbott’s arrival, Charles Wilson, who has served as chief human resources officer for the Medical Center since 2002, will move into the new role of chief community relations officer on an interim basis.More...
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