The Community Health Immersion
Company Name:Siloam Institute of Faith, Health and Culture
820 Gale Lane
Contact Person:Mark McCaw
Contact Phone Number:(615) 2985406
Description/Responsibilities:This residential program will place a small group of students in a Christian health outreach project located in a low-income and highly diverse apartment community in Nashville for approximately six weeks. -Live in a low-income apartment community alongside immigrant and refugee families and live on food stamps -Facilitate health education trainings and other outreaches -serve as a bridge between Siloam Family Health Center and local ministries -Reflect on a Biblical Theology of health care -Shadow medical providers and participate in house-calls
Requirements/Qualifications:-The program targets rising seniors in college or recent college graduates who are planning to pursue a career as a health care professional. -In order to facilitate a more thorough immersion experience, preference will be given to students from outside the Middle Tennessee area, but local applicants may apply. -Applicants should be prepared to articulate a desire for and participate in Christian spiritual formation and biblical theological development.-
Application Instructions:Applications are due by Jan 28, 2013 on line at our website. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 25, 2013. Cost: $1935. This covers everything but travel to and from Nashville. Participants will receive a weekly living stipend to cover food, some local transportation, and some personal needs. In the spirit of fostering your own faith journey, we recommend that at least half of the project cost be raised through personal support raising among your church, friends and/or family. This is to build a base of both financial support and spiritual support as you might for an overseas missions project. We will assist you in formulating a request to your friends and family.