2013 Application Cycle is Closed
The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to students to attend a four-day symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a community-based health education project at their institution. Since 2002, more than 500 students from over 160 academic institutions have become Paul Ambrose Scholars, equipped with leadership and organizational skills in public health education that can only be found outside of the classroom.
Program Focus Areas
Training opportunities in disease prevention and health promotion are critical for emerging healthcare leaders as our nation struggles with reform of our healthcare system, increasing health care costs, escalating numbers of uninsured, and rising disease and morbidity rates. Now more than ever it is apparent that healthcare professionals must be well versed in public health competencies. However, few opportunities currently exist for health professions students to learn these timely leadership and organizational skills at their own institutions.
This program seeks to abate this gap and meet the current and future health needs of the public by including the following as a component of the scholarship.
- Attend a four-day symposium in Washington, DC.
- Implement a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators project within the scholar’s community or at their institution (view the 2011 Student Projects Abstracts here).
Scholars are selected through a through a competitive application process. Applicants must be students in one of the following areas of graduate study at an accredited institution within the United States:
- Allopathic Medicine
- Graduate Nursing
- Graduate Physician Assistant
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
The Paul symposium presents introductory information for clinical students without prior advanced public health training. Students enrolled in a public health programs or with graduate degrees in public health or graduating in 2013 are NOT eligible to apply for the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program:
David Satcher, MD
16th U.S. Surgeon General
Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
17th U.S. Surgeon General
18th U.S. Surgeon General
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