Peer Mentorship Program

MISSION

Empowering medical students through community, experience, and academic insight

PURPOSE

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Peer Mentorship Program aims to foster belonging, empowerment, and connection throughout all four years of medical school. As we find mentorship to be an essential support when transitioning into medical school, all MS1s are assigned a second year mentor to serve as a guide and resource throughout their medical training. Mentors are available to answer questions about everything from academic success to wellbeing throughout medical school.

 

The Peer Mentorship Program has a dedicated Peer Mentorship Committee (PMC) that serves as the overarching leadership of the program. PMC is composed of a group of current MS2 peer mentors. Our aim is to improve the mentorship and support mentees receive through achieving the following objectives:

1. To provide medical trainees with access to support from peer mentors throughout their training and beyond (MS1- Residency)
2. To make intentional programming efforts for incoming MS1 students to foster community (social support), academic success, and confidence prior to (during summer and onboarding) and during first year
3. To be an active presence in support of the Learning Communities (Houses) Program

 

Interested in joining the peer mentorship committee? A recruitment email will be sent out to the MS1 class regarding joining the PMC during the spring semester. Those interested should respond to that email. Positions within the committee are decided by new committee members. For any additional questions, please feel free to contact the current PMC at med-mentors@umn.edu!

Your personal peer mentor is an excellent resource for you! Those looking for additional support or perspectives can contact the current PMC at med-mentors@umn.edu

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