The success of our Tours and the impact that we make is directly credited to the amazing group of Mentors that join us as we travel the country. From medical and dental students to young practicing physicians and dentists, we purposefully recruit in order to highlight stages of growth and full spectrum of experiences throughout the undergraduate/pre-med years and early career. Our Mentors include physicians (allopathic and osteopathic) and dentists as well as medical and dental students, from different educational backgrounds, with different specialty interests, and with a variety of dual degrees. For selection, specific attention is paid to experience/background, any challenges that might have been overcome, and presentation skills. A pre-health/medical advisor is also invited to expand our capability for outreach and education. Our Mentors reach the students through their presentations as well as through very personal interactions, and we encourage the development of individual mentoring relationships during and after the Tours. Our Mentors do not lecture to the students, but instead provide guidance so that the students are able to make the best decisions for themselves.
Approximately 10-12 underrepresented minority physicians, dentists and medical students serve as workshop facilitators for each day of the Tour and work in conjunction with the host institution to set up each Educational Stop.
Opportunities exist for other professionals who are seeking to be involved, but are not able to participate in an entire Tour. During registration periods for each individual Tour, information will be distributed concerning individual Educational Stops or workshops. The presence of local physicians, dentists and medical/dental students assists our efforts by emphasizing our local and more regular connections.
Criteria Prioritized for Selection as a T4D Mentor:
Medical and Dental Students, Residents
Public Speaking Skills
Unique personal experiences along career path
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