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Hispanic Serving Health Professional Schools

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Graduate Fellowship Training Programs Summer 2015 - Deadline approaching

Placements Summer 2015

HSHPS Summer Programs  

ELIGIBILITY: click here

HOW TO APPLY: click here

SUMMARY: The fellow will be placed at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA is a federal agency that was created to fulfill President Lincoln's promise: “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans. The fellow will be matched with a mentor, an experienced staff member of the VA, depending on their area of interest, experience, and availability of projects. The fellow will assist their mentor with various aspects of a project and attend weekly seminars on professional development and health disparities.

HOUSING: HSHPS will coordinate and pay for housing. Fellows are typically placed in a two bedroom apartments and share the unit with three other individuals. Housing is within walking distance of office or public transportation. Housing amenities include: completely furnished apartment with laundry facilities, air conditioning/heater, kitchen appliances, bed, dresser, and dining room table and chairs. The housing facilities do NOT include bed sheets and towels. HSHPS cannot guarantee that the housing will include wireless internet connection or television.


  • Stipend: $300/week
  • Transportation to Program Site Reimbursement (airfare, train or mileage): Maximum of $500
  • Local Travel: $30/week
  • Sponsored Housing 


Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Overview and Graduate Fellowship Training Programs

Professional Development Workshop: Data Sets

July 24-25, 2014 | HHS, National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, MD
Early Bird Registration ends June 1st! | Agenda

2014 ProfessionalDay

Mentee applications are now open!

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Each student, or Mentee, will be matched with a team of three (3) Mentors. The team will consist of one primary Mentor (senior researcher in academia, public or private sector), one secondary Mentor (doctoral student or senior researcher without an active project), and one tertiary Mentor (researcher at Mentee's institution).

The primary Mentor must have an active research project that relates to a health issue affecting the Hispanic community that the Mentee can contribute to. Teams should e-meet at least once a month for one hour via video/phone conferencing to ensure that the Mentee is making progress on agreed-upon research.

To supplement the research experience, Mentees will participate in bi-monthly online lectures that focus on research methods, research careers, and disseminating research. At the end of the program, Mentees will submit a research product: abstract, research poster, and give an oral presentation. For a complete list of requirements,CLICK HERE.

The University of Texas Medical Branch has a proud tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, curricular innovation and in meeting the healthcare needs of the State of Texas. As director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence, my primary objective is to provide faculty and students with future opportunities in career advancement, research, clinical practice, mentorship, counseling, and pre-medical academic enrichment programs to promising students. The HCOE's history in UTMB dates back to 1992, through federal funding by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.