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Pre-Health Mentoring

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 two programs to pair pre-health students with working health professionals or current medical students.

If you’re interested in being mentored by a physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist or physician, apply to the ASU Health Professions Mentoring Program. If you prefer mentorship from a current medical student, apply to the ASU Medical Mentoring Program.

In a mentorship, an experienced person assists another in developing specific skills and knowledge to support professional growth. The ASU Health Professions Mentoring Program and the ASU Medical Mentoring Program are mentoring programs only. They are not intended to provide shadowing or clinical experiences.

For questions about either program, please email prehealthdpc@asu.edu.

ASU Health Professions Mentoring Program

The College of Health Solutions offers a mentoring opportunity pairing ASU students with working health professionals. This program includes multiple health professions such as physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

  • 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 overall GPA.
  • Competitive applicants: 45 credit hours earned with a science GPA and overall GPA of 3.50 and above.
  • Application deadline: February 11, 2019 at 5 p.m.

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ASU Medical Mentoring Program

The College of Health Solutions has a collaborative mentoring program spearheaded by medical students from Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and Creighton University School of Medicine. Between 80 to 100 pre-medical students will be selected for one-on-one mentoring with a medical student during the spring semester. 

Deadlines, requirements and the application are updated each fall semester before fall break. Applications typically open in late October. Mentees are selected, paired with a mentor and attend a medical mentoring orientation at the start of the spring semester. 

Example of last year’s application timeline and requirements:

  • Application opens: Late October to mid-November.
  • 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.
  • Application deadline: November 26, 2018 by 5 p.m.

A link to apply to the ASU Medical Mentoring Program will be posted when the application opens.