Please plan to attend an information session on Tuesday, November 26 at noon in the Epperson Conference Room in VMAB. Sara DeWitt, veterinary student in the Class of 2016, and one of 13 Fellows in the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer fellowship program, will describe her involvement as a 2013-2014 Fellow. She has been working with Lifecare Alliance in support of their Senior Petcare Program, which includes “AniMeals” and access to the Ohio State Veterinary Outreach Program for clients with pets that need veterinary care.
Dr. Terry “Chip” Bahn, program director, will also be here to answer questions about the application process.
Are you familiar with the Albert Schweitzer fellowship? This organization provides seed money for graduate students in the health sciences to create partnerships with non-profit agencies to support under-served populations. The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer fellowship program includes 11 colleges at Ohio State and two colleges at Ohio University, as well as other partners such as Nationwide Children’s Hospital, OhioHealth, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Fellows are responsible for designing and implementing a service project of at least 200 volunteer hours that will fulfill an unmet health need in the community. Once the project is completed, Fellows continue as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, which now includes more than 2,000 people. Founded in Boston in 1992, there are now 12 chapters across the United States.
Applications for 2014-2015 are due by February 14 at 5 p.m. Sara will tell you the benefits of participating, and share ideas about connecting with non-profit organizations that need your help.