Become a Schweitzer Fellow

The New Orleans Schweitzer Fellows Program is an interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. The mission of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program® is to prepare the next generation of professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives and create healthier communities. To accomplish this, Schweitzer Fellows:

  • Use their skills and knowledge to develop entrepreneurial solutions to real-life problems;
  • Engage with communities using cultural humility;
  • Increase their understanding of the impact of social and environmental determinants of health;
  • Build capacity for and commitment to improving the health status of individuals and communities and contribute to social change;
  • Work collaboratively and across disciplines in pursuit of a common goal;
  • Develop resiliency by learning how to care for yourself while serving others.

If you want to exercise leadership skills while working with community-based organizations and academic institutions to create sustainable change, then this program is for you!

Upon successful completion of the initial Fellowship year, Fellows become part of an alumni network of Fellows for Life – an interdisciplinary corps of professionals who are dedicated to and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities.