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We are now accepting applications from premed students who would like mentorship for the 2009-2010 academic year. Please complete the online application by Tuesday, February 16, 2010 (date may be extended). Applicants will be notified of decision by the end of February.
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2009 Dia de los Muertos Conference was held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009. See the news article on this event!

SUMMA (Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance) Conference will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010. Save the date!

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Overview

This year, we are changing the focus of the program from concentrating internally on Stanford undergraduates to reaching out to community and state colleges in the Bay Area where our mentorship is needed most.  One thing we have learned from listening to counselors, recruiting students at community and state colleges, and our own life experience is that while a great number of disadvantaged students are minority, there are some technically non-minority students that, because of socioeconomic or life-circumstances, are just as disadvantaged.  As a result, another change we want to implement is expanding the program to include all committed, disadvantaged premeds regardless of race or ethnicity

Working together

We are currently working with other student groups at Stanford to consolidate our respective mentorship efforts into a single Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance (SUMMA) Medical Mentorship Program and utilizing the participation from the medical student community at large. In addition to diversity and inclusiveness, these steps will have beneficial effects for the program both in terms of capacity and longevity.

Our goal

Our goal is to create sustainable partnerships with schools in the area that will foster life-long relationships with the aim of propelling more disadvantaged students into successful medical careers. 

Requirements

Please note: Only students not currently applying to medical school will be considered for the mentorship program.

The program requires the mentor and mentee meet at least once per month to discuss issues and strategies for getting into medical school, academics, community involvement, etc.  This can be informal, and can be as simple as meeting over coffee or lunch. 

As another requirement, mentees will be expected to attend quarterly workshops to improve as medical school applicants (i.e. MCAT strategies, study skills, personal statement writing, etc.). Mentors will also be required to attend training and refine their mentorship skills through workshops and discussions.

Finally, we are also working to give mentees the opportunity to come to Stanford University School of Medicine on a regular basis to attend lectures, small group discussions, and possibly clinical experiences with their medical student mentors.  The hope is that the students will get a sense of what a day in the life of a Stanford medical student is really like. In addition, we would like to encourage cooperation in informational seminars, community outreach events, and major conferences among individuals, groups, and institutions.

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We greatly appreciate your valued involvement and active participation in the program, and we would also like solicit your assistance with informing other committed students about the program. Thank you and we look forward to working with you to build a successful and enduring program.

 

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