The Diversity Mentorship Program was launched in July 2014. The program provides an opportunity for medical students and faculty members to develop a mentoring relationship in an informal environment. Mentors assist in helping their mentees adjust to medical school, serving as a resource for information of services available on campus, and providing guidance on specialty decisions and research.
Medical students invited to participate as mentees are those who: 1) self-identify as Hispanic/Latino, African-American/Black, Native American/American Indian; 2) are socioeconomically disadvantaged as determined by two categories on the medical school application; and/or 3) are educationally disadvantaged, which is defined as those students who are the first in their family in higher education or graduate school. The program offers an orientation and networking reception early in the fall academic semester, as well as several mixers throughout the year.
If you would like to become a mentee, please fill out the mentor selection form by August 5, 2016.