This fellowship may be of interest to seniors interested in medicine, heathcare, and community-based fields. READ ON!


Due to an unexpected change in plans of one of our incoming Fellows, we have one spot available in this unique community based “Gap Year” opportunity focusing on community, citizenship and engagement, service leadership, and social entrepreneurship.  Students who pursue this opportunity will spend one year (13 months) working alongside other “Horseshoe Farm Fellows” and will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about and be directly involved in the development, management, and leadership of a small community based non-profit organization.
  • Help to provide direct service in and to manage an innovative housing program for mentally disabled adults that is run and managed by Horseshoe Farm Fellows.
  • Help to provide direct service in, and help to manage after school programs run by Horseshoe Farm Fellows and staffed by Auburn University Rural Studio Architecture Students, community volunteers, and other young men and women working on various projects and living in the Greensboro community.  Fellows will have the opportunity to help lead the continued expansion of tutoring, mentoring, and activities programs for children in the community.
  • Learn about (through a curriculum, readings, and discussions) health care systems issues including the structure and financing of the  U.S. health care system, health care law and ethics, healthcare economics, the history of the U.S.  health care system, and health policy.
  • Learn about social entrepreneurship and community involvement and engagement.
  • Learn about other social entrepreneurial activities occuring in the Greensboro community including Teach for America (launching in fall of 2010), The Rural Studio Architecture Program, the HERO Housing program/Habitat for Hummanity, as well as other programs and projects.  Learn about the relationship of these programs and projects to the community.
  • Live with other Fellows in housing designed by a Rural Studio graduate located on the 70 acre Horseshoe Farm campus.  Learn about rural life and rural communities and about the South and southern culture.
  • Work directly with M.D., M.B.A. physician who is director and primary teacher in project and Fellowship.  Have opportunity to work in and learn about rural community hospital settings, to shadow other physicians and health professionals, and learn about rural healthcare and health systems.

This opportunity is geared primarily to students with strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based medicine and healthcare or other community based service fields.  The 13 month Fellowship will begin June 15, 2010.

If you have an interest, please inquire by email – .  Applications are due by April 30, 2010.  Additional information and application can be found at

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