W. H. Marquardt Fellowship

The William H. Marquardt Community Health Access Fellowship aims to benefit PAs serving in mentoring and/or precepting roles who are dedicated to promoting accessible primary and preventive healthcare amongst underserved populations.

Self-nominations as well as nominations by individuals seeking to honor/recognize preceptors/mentors are accepted.

Four fellowship awards in the amount of $2,500 will be distributed.

2024 Application Cycle*

Opens: June 17
Closes: July 15

View the 2023 qualifications and requirements document.

*Dates pending/subject to change.

Eligibility Criteria

Self-nominations as well as nominations by individuals seeking to honor/recognize preceptors/mentors are accepted.

Nominees must:

  • Be an AAPA Fellow member in good standing
  • Have an employment history that reflects a strong focus in primary care
  • Demonstrate strong history of participation in community health initiatives
  • Demonstrate experience of collaborative work with other healthcare providers
Application Requirements

The application form will include the following sections/required components, to be completed by the applicant (if self-nomination) or nominator (if third-party nomination):

  • General information about the applicant/nominee
  • Short answer questions – community health and collaborative service activities
  • Essay or letter of recommendation:
    • Self-nomination: Write a brief essay describing your experiences and interest in
      community health initiatives and primary care medicine.
    • Third-party nomination: Provide a letter of recommendation that describes the nominee’s
      experiences and interest in community health initiatives and primary care medicine, and
      demonstrates how their experience/interest in those areas influences the next generation
      of providers.
  • CV
2023 Cycle Information

The 2022 William H. Marquardt Community Health Access Fellowship cycle will open August 14 and close September 8.

Award amount: $2,500 (4 awards available)

View the 2023 qualifications and requirements document.

Physician associate/physician assistant William H. Marquardt

Thank you to Bill Marquardt for his generous support to make this fellowship possible and his dedication to the PA Foundation.

Bill served as president of AAPA from 1992-1993 and also actively served the PA Foundation in various roles, including as chair of the scholarship committee.

Fellowship Recipients

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Questions? Contact Caroline Pierce or call 571-319-4510.