SET Participants

2018-19 Academic Year

Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) encourages persons studying for healthcare professions to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries.  To further this goal, MHF provides educational grants toward travel and living expenses for a Student Elective Term (SET).

MHF is pleased to award Student Elective Term grants to the following students for the 2018-19 academic year.

Rebekah Maldonado-Nofziger

Rebekah Maldonado-NofzigerRebekah Maldonado-Nofziger, BSN, RN is a student at University of Washington working toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Population Health/Community Health. She is a 2012 nursing graduate of Eastern Mennonite University. Following work in Seattle, Washington, she has been doing a clinical practicum in Gondar, Ethiopia as a fellow in the SCOPE program. Her project has involved building partnerships with priests and the Health Development Army as health educators to meet new pregnant women in their homes and talk about the importance of antenatal care and having their delivery at the health center with a skilled attendant. This will assist in ultimately reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality rates in Ethiopia. Receiving a SET grant assists Rebekah in remaining in Ethiopia to complete her doctoral practicum requirements and capstone project. Upon graduation, she intends to pursue a career in international public health.  Read Rebekah’s blog from Ethiopia. 

Leah Amstutz is a first-year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine with concurrent studies at IU’s Fairbanks School of Public Health. Originally from Goshen, Indiana, she graduated from Goshen College in 2016. She plans to study and serve at the Companion Community Development Alternatives in Suchitoto, El Salvador from June 1 to July 20, 2019 under IU’s ENLACE program.

Emily Harnish is a Physician Assistant student at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is a 2013 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University where she had a number of opportunities for cross-cultural learning and serving. She plans to do her SET term May 20-June 21, 2019 at Shirati KMT Hospital, Shirati, Tanzania.

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