The Cobb Scholars Program

Our Scholars are young interdisciplinary leaders in health and biomedical science who seek to understand the persistent inequities in the U.S. healthcare system and gain the frameworks, insights, and professional connections necessary to effectively forge solutions. The Senior Fellows provide professional coaching and networking with the goal of developing high-level leadership skills in new transformational leaders who can collaborate across sectors, clinical professions and disciplines. 

The Cobb Scholars represent a unique group of individuals who have achieved academically at a high level and have goals of becoming successful research specialists, clinicians and educators. The have completed the M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. degree within the past 15 years. They have sincere interest in careers in Research and have interest in Health Disparities or Health Equity. They further look to achieve high levels of research skill leading to the attainment of a RO1 research award and successful advancement in academic and clinical careers.  

Membership Benefits

The benefits of membership of the Cobb Scholars include: 

  • Mentorship from Senior Fellows of the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute as well as members of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians (AAMP). 

  • Participation in trainings and modules through our academic partners, including Morehouse School of Medicine.

  • Online subscription to the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, which serves as the forum for the membership.

  • Invitation to attend the Annual W. Montague Cobb Scientific Symposium and Lectureship at the NMA Convention and Scientific Assembly with reduced registration fee. Also participate as Honored Guests at our Annual Awards and Honoree Reception held directly following the W. Montague Cobb Symposium and Lectureship.

  • Full access to the Website of The Institute and our continuing medical education (CME) library.

  • Opportunity to access and network with national research scholars and leaders.The benefits of the National Medical Association meeting attendance include collaboration with the NIH/NMA Travelling Fellows, The Post-Graduate Physician Section of the NMA, SNMA, AAMC and other organizations who focus upon mentoring young professionals in medicine and health careers and assist with their development.