Our mission is to improve the health of the medically underserved communities of North Carolina while exposing tomorrow’s most promising future providers to primary care practice in a way that inspires them to be life-long champions of health equity.
The MedServe Model
Our model consists of a three-pronged approach that we believe is a winning formula to improve the health of communities while transforming the career trajectory of future physicians.
MedServe Fellows are recent college graduates who have completed a pre-medical curriculum and are taking time off before medical school. Our fellows are bright, service-minded, and eager to learn.
We recruit "rock-star" clinic partners, who are primary care practices leading innovative community health initiatives. Fellows spend two years as full-time, active helpers in these communities. Fellows' roles are designed to meet human capital needs in the community to ensure that fellows are transforming not only themselves but also the health of the community.
MedServe Fellows undergo a rigorous two week Training Institute to prepare for their roles. In addition, we host quarterly skill summits across the state to expose students to key medical concepts and help them prepare for the next stage of their medical education.