About the SOM Mentorship Programs
The SOM provides mentorship opportunities through several programs. We aim to create a more equitable workforce, increase cultural competence, and reduce health disparities.
Through these programs, we want to provide support to first-generation students and underrepresented students in medicine. Mentors work side by side to facilitate strong relationships and guidance with mentees. Mentees will be provided a path to increased success and a sense of belonging by those who share lived experiences and interests.
We are currently recruiting OHSU mentors and mentees in all areas and specialties. We encourage you to learn more and sign up!
- Pay It Forward Mentorship Program
- M.D. Diversity Mentorship Program
- Graduate Student Peer Network (GSPN)
- Diversity Mentorship Dinners (hosted by GME & the ARFDC) - medical students, resident physicians and faculty members come together to share a dinner, build cross-program relations with peers and mentors and participate in an open-discussion panel regarding the determined DEI topic.
Programs at a glance
|Pay It Forward Mentorship Program||Mentors: Current SOM medical students to serve as mentors. Mentees: Current enrolled in Oregon undergraduate college.||Nov. 1, 2021|
|M.D. Diversity Mentorship Program||Mentors: OHSU & Permanente residents and providers. Mentees: Current OHSU M.D. students (first and second years) from diverse backgrounds and or URiM.||Nov. 30, 2021|
|Graduate Student Peer Network||Mentors: Current Ph.D. or Masters student in the SOM, SOPH, or SON, or a post baccalaureate program. Mentees: Incoming Ph.D. or Masters student in the SOM, SOPH, or SON, or a post baccalaureate program.||Sep. 22, 2021|
|GME Mentorship Dinner||Group Mentees: SOM residents and M.D. students|
Become a mentor
A mentor is someone who agrees to share their knowledge, skills, and experience with a mentee with a commitment to helping the mentee pursue their medical career goals.
If you are an OHSU physician or resident who would like to mentor a medical student from a diverse or underrepresented background, please contact Leslie Garcia, Assistant Dean Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, SOM email@example.com