The National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps program offers opportunities for professional development and real-world experience while serving the Northeast Florida community in various healthcare and outreach positions, involving patient case management, health education. Host sites are non-profits, including medical and dental clinics, pharmacies, public health organizations, and youth development campuses. Members commit to 1700 hours of direct service over a 46-week period and receive a living stipend during the term of service. Following successful completion of the service term, members will receive an education award.
As a pre-medical student myself, I felt that I needed more experience in public and community health before I entered medical school. This program is looked upon very favorably by admissions committees, it is something that I have heavily discussed at all my interviews this cycle. Every member of our corps that applied to medical school this cycle received at least one interview, many of us have acceptances, and several people have multiple acceptances. We have all had a similar positive experience discussing the National Health Corps at our interviews.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue taking applications until the program is full. This program has been perfect for my gap year, and I would encourage students that are thinking about taking one to keep NHC on their radar and to apply.
If you would pass this information along to your advisees I would greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to give them my email if they are interested. I would be more than happy to answer any questions that they might have.
Here is the link to our website: http://www.nationalhealthcorps.org/florida/how-apply
Here is the link to the application: https://application.nationalhealthcorps.org