Educational Institutions

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org

Mission Statement

The mission of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is to reduce disparities in health and healthcare by developing "leaders in service" - individuals who are dedicated and skilled in helping underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others. The Fellowship achieves this through an interdisciplinary, service-learning model that fosters moral and professional development. This model includes four major components: a mentored, entrepreneurial, community-based service project; guidance through a curriculum that emphasizes values and leadership; structured opportunities for individual and group reflection; and, membership in a lifelong fellowship (Fellows for Life) of service-oriented colleagues.

ruling year

1948

Principal Officer

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Dr. Lachlan Forrow

Keywords

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fellowship, public health students, medical students, Albert Schweitzer, community service, Africa, West Africa

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Also Known As

ASF

EIN

13-1982786

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Public Health Program (E70)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The Fellowship launched the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Programs in Boston in 1991. Today, our programs in Baltimore,Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Greater Philadelphia, New Hampshire/Vermont, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh provide yearlong, multidisciplinary fellowship opportunities to 148 students from a wide range of health and human service professional schools. Each Schweitzer Fellow works with a local community agency to carry out a service project that contributes at least 200 hours of direct service. The Fellows' projects assist those whose health needs are not being fully met by our health care system. Since 1978, the Fellowship selects four senior U.S. medical students annually from primarily New England medical schools who work for three months at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon assisting the medical staff in internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery. Through support from the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, other Schweitzer organizations around the world, and the Gabonese government, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambarene, Gabon serves patients from all over Gabon. In 1999, after years of planning led by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a Community Health Program was inaugurated, providing comprehensive village-based health care, vaccination and other preventive medicine programs, and health education.

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THE ALBERT SCHWEITZER FELLOWSHIP
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Lachlan Forrow

BIO

achlan Forrow, M.D. is Director of Ethics Programs and Director of Palliative Care Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he also serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. For over 20 years he has been actively involved with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (www.ippnw.org) and its U.S. affiliate Physicians for Social Responsibility (www.psr.org), which carry on Dr. Schweitzer's work for the abolition of nuclear weapons and, for PSR, protection of the environment. He was selected as a 1982 Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellow and has been actively involved with ASF ever since. "My three months as a Schweitzer Fellow in Lambaréné included some of the most difficult times of my life, but also some of the most meaningful. While sometimes world events can be depressing, meeting new groups of Schweitzer Fellows every year gives me great hope for the future."

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