Peer and Medical Student Mentors
MEDICAL STUDENT MENTOR
Our students are assigned a first year medical student mentor or a student mentor in the Medical Education Development (MED) Program. The mentor serves as a support system and a resource to provide helpful information, networking opportunities, good advice and encouragement. They participate in medical student panel discussions during our enrichment sessions and provide tours and information sessions during our group visits to the U of L School of Medicine.
Our students are assigned a peer mentor to help them adjust to their first semester in the program. The peer mentor is one of our current students who has completed at least one semester in the program. The peer mentor helps the student get adjusted to campus and the Louisville area; gives advice about which professor to take for specific classes; gives studying tips and basically serves as the "go to person".
Mentors are randomly selected for our students, however, if the mentoring relationship is not working well, a new mentor or mentee can be requested after consulting with the advisor.