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Cancer Disparities

HMS URM Medical Student Mentorship Program for 2008-2009

A message from Celina Mankey, MD, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Director, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, HMS

Hello everyone,
I am writing to invite you to participate in the HMS URM Medical Student Mentorship Program for 2008-2009. The purpose of the Mentorship Program is to provide structured professional and social support, as well as guidance, during the early stages of URM (underrepresented in medicine) student careers from Harvard Medical School. If you would be interested in being a mentor, please return the attached application by clicking on the link below. The expectations of the program are described below as well. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at cgarza@partners.org. Thank you very much.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=kWTZqcrszSGpF_2bna9QKjmA_3d_3d

TIME COMMITMENT
We invite the physician/dentist and the student to schedule meeting times during which the student can observe clinical practice or discuss over lunch various aspects of medicine. The program will require the student and physician pair to meet at least once every 3 months for one academic year.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PHYSICIAN-MENTORS

  • Be available to meet with his/her mentee at least once every 2 months during the length of the program.
  • Provide advice on career goals, education and training, and personal development issues.
  • Encourage and foster menteeís potential by providing constructive feedback and setting career goals and objectives.
  • Be a resource of information about the medical professionís culture, traditions, and values.
  • Encourage and assist mentee to become resourceful, self-confident, creative, and productive.
  • Provide periodic feedback about the mentoring relationship to the program including the end of the year evaluation form.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENT-MENTEES

  • Be available to meet with his/her mentor at least once every 2 months during the length of the program.
  • Work to find a model, teacher, counselor, advisor, exemplar, guide, friend and/or confidant in his/her mentor.
  • Be proactive and show interest in developing the mentoring relationship.
  • Involve mentors in appropriate decision-making and assume personal responsibility when appropriate.
  • Be willing to assess his/her performance and receive constructive feedback.
  • Be professional, courteous, and responsive to mentorís advice and suggestions.
  • Provide periodic feedback about the mentoring relationship to program including the end of the year evaluation form.

 

Celina Garza Mankey, MD
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Assistant Director, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs, HMS
Director, URM Medical Student Mentorship Program
260 Longwood Avenue
TMEC, Rm 244
Boston, MA 02115
617-432-6837
cgarza@partners.org