The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program introduces health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing public health challenges.
PASP introduces health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing public health challenges. This unique experience provides scholarships for 50 students to attend a 3-day leadership symposium and conduct a funded community-based health education project in their community or at their institution.
Following the symposium, Scholars develop and implement a health promotion or disease prevention project at their institutions or in their communities. Students enlist a mentor from their institution who has previous knowledge and interest in prevention and health promotion to guide them in executing the project. Scholars receive a $200 reimbursable micro-grant to assist with project-related costs.
The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to students to attend a leadership symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a community-based health education project at their institution. aul Ambrose Scholars will:
- Obtain tools to practice the knowledge and skills learned at the symposium through a faculty-mentored project conducted at their community or institution.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and varying perspectives of public health. They will learn methods to effect change in their own community in the areas of: health
policy, health literacy, project planning, and health care finance and delivery.
Since 2002, more than 400 students from 160 academic institutions have become Paul Ambrose Scholars, equipped with leadership and organizational skills in public health education that can only be found outside of the classroom.
Scholars are selected through a through a competitive application process. Applicants must be students in one of the following areas of graduate study at an accredited institution within the United States (students graduating in the current year the application is due are NOT eligible):
• Allopathic Medicine
• Graduate Nursing
• Graduate Physician Assistant
• Osteopathic Medicine
• Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
*Note: The symposium presents introductory information for clinical students without prior advanced public health training. Students enrolled in public health programs or students with graduate degrees in public health are NOT eligible.