Mentors

The Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine welcomes inquiries from medical and other professionals with the expertise and commitment to help guide the professional development of a future physician. The goal of the program is to provide the student and faculty member with a productive mentoring experience.

Mentors are selected by students and help to guide mentees as they work on a required capstone project in one of the following concentrations:

  • Basic, Clinical and Translational Science
  • Global, Public and Community Health
  • Health Communications
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Humanities
  • Self-designed  

To learn more about what is involved with mentoring a medical student, please review Mentoring a Medical Student (Adobe PDF) and the Mentor Mentee Compact (Adobe PDF).

To be considered as a prospective capstone project mentor, please complete the form below:

Mentor Registration Form


When are mentors selected?
Students select a mentor in May of Year 1.

How do students identify prospective mentors?
Students are given multiple opportunities to talk with prospective mentors throughout the academic year. These include mentor fairs, concentration seminars, and other events. Students discuss their mentor choice with any faculty in the School of Medicine including concentration coordinators and faculty advisors.

How are expectations communicated for both the Mentor and Mentee?
Mentors and students sign a Mentor Mentee Compact outlining expectations for both parties that is included in the student's electronic portfolio. 

Is training provided?
All mentors selected by a student will be required to participate in mentor training.

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