National Medical Fellowships, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1946 dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States by providing financial support and other incentives to underrepresented minority medical students, and to articulating the vital role that minority physicians play in the well-being and productivity of our nation. NMF accomplishes its mission by focusing on programs that will:
•Improve the health of underserved communities by increasing the representation of minority physicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and health care administrators in the United States;
•Train minority medical students to address the special needs of their communities; and
•Educate the public and policymakers about the public health problems and needs of underserved populations.
Over the past sixty years, NMF has awarded over $39 million in financial support to more than 24,000 minority students.