From public health fairs to student mentorship, digital anatomy stations to gap-year programs, we proudly support the next generation of leaders to pursue a career in medicine.
In partnership with AHEC SW Oregon and Aviva Health, the ReConnect Gap-year Fellowship program helps prospective students gain medical assistant and scribe training and experience. So far, 100% of the ReConnect Fellows have gone on to be accepted by medical or PA schools!
Willamette University's Exercise and Health Science Department's outreach program with local and regional high school students helps inspire the next generation of leaders to pursue a healthcare career. OMEF funded the installation of a digital anatomic dissection station that has transformed the way classes are taught and removed barriers to learning.
OMEF partnered with OHSU School of Medicine's Dr. Megan Furnari to deliver a peer-to-peer tutoring and 1:1 wellness support for 2nd Year students preparing for their Step 1 exams. Uptake and pass rates exceeded expectations!
Current funding priorities include programs that have a strong medical mentorship and/or public health education focus and/or reach prospective MD, DO or PA students (especially those from underrepresented in medicine backgrounds, underserved rural or urban populations, undergraduate pre-med/health majors and/or middle- and high-school students) to encourage them to pursue a career in healthcare.
A complete application will include:
If your proposal meets our current goals, we will contact you for an interview. We welcome your questions at any time: Julie Davidson, Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-619-8129
Our preference is to work directly with the organization delivering the proposed project, rather than fund an intermediary who administers the project. We have found this makes it easier to build a relationship with our grantees; often there are other ways we can help.
Grant applications that can demonstrate a positive and measurable impact for healthcare/medical education in Oregon are accepted year-round for funding decisions in approximately April, July or October. Funds are limited and this is a competitive process, so we encourage you to plan ahead and apply early. Regretfully, we cannot fund all requests.
With few exceptions, recent grants have not exceeded $5,000.