Upon successfully completing the initial Fellowship year or Lambaréné rotation, Schweitzer Fellows are initiated as Fellows for Life. As members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, which now includes more than 3,000 physicians, nurses, lawyers, public health specialists, social workers, pharmacists, occupational therapists, and other leaders in health-related fields, this corps of dedicated professionals:
- works in, and with, underserved communities in ways that have enduring value;
- supports and inspires one another in forging and sustaining lifelong paths of service;
- encourages institutions and professions to promote service as a core value
- supports ASF’s U.S. and Lambaréné Fellows programs and outreach activities
As Fellows for Life continue to dedicate their careers to working to reduce health disparities and improving the health of vulnerable and underserved people, ASF supports its alumni by providing opportunities for them to continue to network and inspire each other as well as participate in service projects and learn from experts in the field. In doing so, ASF perpetuates Dr. Schweitzer’s legacy and his philosophy of Reverence of Life through these agents of change, Schweitzer Fellows for Life.
There are a variety of ways in which Fellows for Life remain engaged with ASF. Activities include the annual Schweitzer Leadership Conference, regional networking and skills building events, participating in local programs’ events, mentoring a current Fellow, serving on selection committees for new Fellows, and serving on local programs’ advisory boards. ASF also offers online resources for Fellows for Life to help support and inspire one another in lives of service. In 2015, ASF launched the first annual “Hats On for Service” campaign that celebrates MLK day and Albert Schweitzer’s birthday (January 14) by asking Schweitzer Fellows, Fellows for Life, and their friends to participate in local MLK community service activities
FELLOWS FOR LIFE DIRECTORY
This is an interactive, searchable database of all Schweitzer Fellows and Fellows for Life, including their activities as a Fellow, as well as their ongoing career interests, professional pursuits, funding sources, and contact information. This is accessible to all Fellows, Fellows for Life through the website.
For assistance with usernames and passwords or for more information about the activities of our Fellows for Life, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.