SocMed offers the annual Oryema Fellowship in Social Medicine for one individual. Named in honor of Oryema Patrick, a nurse dedicated to equitable health care delivery in Northern Uganda who died in 2011, the fellowship aims to mentor, inspire, and challenge practitioners of social medicine through a year-long endeavor in the coordination and implementation of social medicine education. The fellow will work closely with a Ugandan intern to support the logistical, organizational, and pedagogical aspects of the course. Fellows will also participate in research and writing about the course, curricular development, and fundraising for SocMed. The fellowship runs from July - June each year with the expectation that the majority of fellow’s time will be spent in northern Uganda. The fellowship includes financial support to help cover living expenses in Uganda. The 2014-2015 Oryema Fellows in Social Medicine are Melissa McCoy and Aaron Sattler.
As of November 1, 2014, SocMed is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Oryema Fellow(s). Interested applicants should view the detailed fellowship announcement below. Applications are due by January 16th, 2015.