Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fwd: Faith and practice for healthcare students

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From: Paul D. Leichty <>
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 10:14 AM
Subject: Faith and practice for healthcare students

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) would like your assistance to spread the word about this opportunity for graduate students in healthcare fields of study among your current and former students as well as in your congregations, communities, and families.  MHF's Student Elective Term (SET) is one of the primary tools to encourage the younger generation of healthcare professionals to integrate Christian faith with professional practice.  

Here is our essential short announcement that can be used in bulletins and/or newsletters.

Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions:  Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) offers scholarship funding for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. Deadline for 2016-17 academic year is May 15, 2016.  For details and application form, see, email, or call 1-888-406-3643.

In addition, we are attaching a simple 8.5 X 11 flyer/poster (also available online) (URL) that you can print on a color printer and post on bulletin boards.

You are welcome to pass along this announcement to others who might benefit from it or could be potentially helpful in getting out the word. Your personal encouragement to a student you know in a healthcare-related field can also be very valuable! 

Two additional words: 
  1. In the past, this was a program for medical students.  With Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship, it has been expanded!  We suggest that you think of dental students, Masters in Nursing students, physical therapy students, and Masters in Social Work students for starters and then be further attuned to any other students in healthcare-related fields at the masters or doctoral level.
  2. While the SET program is specifically for graduate students, grant funding is also available for any student, practitioner, or retiree in any healthcare field for projects which grow out of an Anabaptist Christian faith commitment.  See the Grant Program page at
Further information is available at the previously noted links repeated below:
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MHF Office at

As we celebrate the coming of Christ into our broken world and then move into a new year, let us encourage each other to continue his healing mission!
--   Paul D. Leichty  Executive Director  Zoom:  *********************************************************  Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship   PO Box 918  Goshen, IN 46527-0918  Phone: 1-888-406-3643  Email:  Website: