Mentoring in Medicine (MiM) addresses healthcare disparities in urban communities by helping to increase the diversity of the healthcare workforce. MIM pairs healthcare professionals with students from third grade through health professional school in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. Its mission is first, to ignite an interest in a health career for students; second, to help them execute a strategic plan for success; and finally, to support students currently enrolled in health professional school toward graduation and aid in early career development.
MIM also provides observational experiences and clinical exposure for underrepresented undergraduate students, which consists of 40 hours of volunteering at Montefiore Medical Center’s Emergency Department, 20 hours of shadowing board-certified emergency medicine physicians, 20 hours of community service and an individual strategic planning and mock interviewing session with MIM’s founder and director, Dr. Lynne Holden.
For health professionals, parents, educators and students (middle school, high school, college and health professionals)