Students with mentors have better outcomes in school and in their careers, according to research from the National Institutes of Health, but finding a mentor isn’t always easy. To assist you, the College of Health Solutions has established a program to pair pre-health students with current students studying the health professions, as well as working health professionals.
Over the past six years, the College of Health Solutions has developed a collaborative mentoring program spearheaded by medical and health professional students at A.T. Still University, Creighton University School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Midwestern University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, and University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson.
Current ASU students will be selected for one-on-one mentoring with a medical (allopathic or osteopathic) or health professional (physical therapy, physician assistant and occupational therapy) student during the spring semester. Competitive applicants to the program will have at least 45 credit hours earned and have a minimum overall and science GPA of 3.0. Students will be matched with mentors according to the availability of mentor candidates who apply to this program; there is no guarantee of mentor pairing for anyone who applies to this program.
In a mentorship, an experienced person assists another in developing specific skills and knowledge to support professional growth. The ASU Pre-Health Medical Mentoring Program is not intended to provide shadowing or clinical experiences.
This year's application timeline and requirements:
- Application opens: This form will open on Dec. 5, 2022.
- Application deadline: This form will be open until Jan. 15, 2023, 11:59 pm MST (Arizona time).
- Application length: Please allow up to 30 minutes to complete the application in one sitting. Calculate your science GPA prior to starting the application.
- Minimum requirements: 3.00 science GPA and 3.00 overall GPA.
- Competitive applicants: 45 credit hours earned; science and overall GPA of 3.50 and above.
- Program dates: Feb. 13—April 21, 2023.
Mentor and mentee pairing will be done from Jan. 17 to Feb. 3, 2023. If you are selected to participate in this program, you will receive an email between Jan. 17 and Feb. 3 with pertinent information and the next steps. To submit your application, please complete the form at the bottom of this page for your area of interest. For questions about the program or if you have any technical issues with the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.