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Student Diversity Scholarship

OAPA Student Diversity Scholarship 2013


Diversity in healthcare is becoming increasingly recognized an essential component of delivering quality, patient centered care.  A personalized approach to patient care encounters can significantly improve health outcomes, and by recognizing the diverse qualities of medical providers and the individuals they care for, the OAPA strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness in healthcare.  One $500 2013 Diversity Scholarship is in response to these goals, in an effort to recognize an outstanding Physician Assistant Student in Ohio.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must be enrolled in, and maintaining good standing in, an accredited physician assistant program located in the state of Ohio and is also a member of OAPA.  The ideal candidate will be someone who embodies the principles of diversity and promotes the values of developing and sustaining a diverse health care work force in Ohio in an effort to provide equitable care to all Ohioans.

Possible areas of focus may include: community health, health care disparities, health literacy, service of underserved communities, etc.

Emphasis should be given to experiences and positions which have affected change in your community, eg: city, school, church, organization, etc.  Additional consideration will be given to those candidates who have identified and addressed diversity concerns in healthcare settings.

The recipient of the award will be announced at the 2013 OAPA annual conference.

Applications must be submitted to no later than Monday, September 23rd, 2013.


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