Volunteer as a Mentor

The Minority Medical Education Program MMEP is a six week enrichment program for talented undergraduate minority/disadvantaged/underserved students interested in pursuing careers in medicine. Through the mentoring component the program seeks to match students with practicing physicians, giving the student exposure that can affect the student's choice of specialty as well as help the student understand what a career in medicine entails. Mentoring has consistently proven to be one of the highlights of the summer program. The program is scheduled for the summer months.

Your mentee will be with you for four days during the summer program. These days are all Thursdays. The length of the visits will be determined by your availability on those days (i.e. in the mornings or in the afternoons). The students will be with you to observe patient-physician interactions, talk about your clinical practice and research, and if possible, to help. The intention is not to take time off to see the students, but to let the students follow along with you. These mentor visits are often critical in the student's decision about making medicine their career choice. Your participation as a mentor helps ensure academic persistence and enhances the success of your students. Your involvement in MMEP reinforces the commitment of the School of Medicine toward improving diversity at the University of Washington.

Please contact Marrianne, Resident Program Coordinator at mmholec@uw.edu or by calling 598-7576 if you are interested in mentoring.