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, dental, and pharmacy 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, osteopathic, and podiatric) and dentists as well as medical, dental, and pharmacy students, from different educational backgrounds, with different specialty interests, and with a variety of dual degrees. 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 10-15 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.