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Medical Education and Mission Award (MEMA)

WE'RE ON A MISSION: A young woman resident physician stands on a rural road

We're seeking healthcare/behavioral health/medical students, residents, and fellows with a spirit of service and a plan to help vulnerable populations in the United States.

Project/Initiative must be completed outside of your regular curriculum.

Medical Education and Mission Award (MEMA)

We're on a Mission banner - join for updatesRural Health Education and Services (RHES) desires to foster and recognize the heart of service in our healthcare students and professionals.

Due to the suspension of international travel for the current academic year, funding of the International Medical Education and Mission (IMEM) Awards has also been on hold. Therefore, RHES has introduced a new award-the Medical Education and Mission Award (MEMA) for domestic healthcare projects/initiatives that serve vulnerable populations.

Examples could include working or providing healthcare related education or resources to vulnerable populations such children, refugees, national minorities, indigenous peoples, migrant workers, disabled persons, elderly persons, etc. Award requests can be made in any amount up to $500.

Priority is given to students, residents and fellows who have a desire to pursue a practice in a rural or urban underserved area upon completion of their training.

About Rural Health Education and Services, Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center:

Services are designed to assist healthcare providers throughout the job search process and provide assistance in finding the right practice opportunity. The KRRC partners with hospitals, private physician practices, and community and behavioral health centers across Kansas that are looking to fill current and future positions for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, APRNs, nurses, dental hygienists, allied health providers, and behavioral health providers. The KRRC is connected with Kansas healthcare organizations that offer medical mission incentives, such as time off to do medical mission or temporary career placement while you are back in the states, if primarily serving abroad.

For more information email or call (316) 293-2649.

Last modified: Aug 25, 2021
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IMEM Award Application Cycle
Pending Due to Travel Restrictions

MEMA Award Application Cycle
Aug 30, 2021-Oct 15, 2021

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