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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 health professions students.

If you’re interested in being mentored by a physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician, chiropractor, podiatrist, or veterinarian, apply to the ASU Health Professions Mentoring Program.  If you prefer mentorship from current medical (M.D. and D.O), physician assistant, occupational therapy, or physical therapy students, then, 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.

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

ASU Medical Mentoring Program

The College of Health Solutions has a collaborative mentoring program spearheaded by medical and health professional students at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Northern Arizona University,  A.T. Still University, and Midwestern University. Current ASU students will be selected for one-on-one mentoring with a medical 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.

This year's application timeline and requirements:

  • Application opens: November 4, 2019.
  • 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: December 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

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