Mentoring in Medicine
Mentoring in Medicine (MIM) addresses healthcare disparities in urban communities by helping to increase the diversity of the healthcare workforce. MIM starts working with students at a very young age. The program pairs healthcare professionals with socioeconomically disadvantaged students from third grade through health professional school.
MIM’s mission is multifaceted:
- To ignite students’ interest in health careers
- To help them execute a strategic plan for success
- To support students currently enrolled in health professional school so that they can successfully graduate
- Upon graduation, to assist them in early career development.
MIM also provides observational and clinical experiences. These include:
- 40 hours of volunteering at Montefiore Emergency Department
- 20 hours of shadowing board-certified emergency medicine physicians
- 20 hours of community service
- An individual strategic planning and mock interviewing session with MIM’s founder and director, Lynne Holden, MD.
Lynne Holden, MD
President & Executive Director