Pre-Health Peer Mentorship Program
Under the Center for Health, Human Development, and Creativity’s Pre-Health Peer Mentorship Program, junior and senior pre-health students mentor incoming first-year students who plan on pursuing a career in a helping profession, regardless of their field of study. Helping professions include—but are not limited to—art, dance, drama, music, physical and other therapies; counseling, psychology, social work, and other mental health fields; public health; speech-language pathology and audiology; and medicine, physician assistant, optometry, podiatry and other fields involving direct patient care and more.
Mentors provide 1:1 guidance and support by meeting with their mentees at least once per month, either in person or on Zoom, which continues throughout the mentee’s freshman year. If both parties agree, the mentor/mentee relationships may continue beyond the first year.
Training, feedback, and support are all continuously provided to mentors by the Center for Health, Human Development, and Creativity. Mentors receive invaluable experience by serving in a leadership role and gain the knowledge and expertise that graduate and professional schools look for. The leadership experience also serves to enhance their resume. Above all, mentors gain satisfaction from helping their fellow MMC students acclimate to their new college environment.
Students who’d like to join the program, either as a mentor or a mentee, should contact Eugene Rubin, pre-health advisor and career counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet our 2023-24 Peer Mentors!