Mentorship Program

MMA_MentorshipProgram_LOGO.jpgThe MMA has launched a mentorship program to pair pre-med students, medical students, and residents/fellows, with medical students, practicing physicians, residents/fellows, and retired physicians.  See below for more information about our program, including how to sign up to be a mentor/mentee.

Mentors and mentees (with the exception of pre-med students), must be current members of the MMA.

At this time, only pre-med students from (1) the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota and (2)  Northwestern Health Sciences University are part of the MMA’s Mentorship Program.  If you are a pre-med student from another group, program, college or university in Minnesota, please contact your career services program for assistance with mentorship opportunities.


(medical student, resident/fellow, practicing or retired physician)

  • The mentor will connect with their mentee to set up initial mentorship goals, and follow-up according to their agreed upon plan.
  • The mentor will make themselves available to connect with medical students either via email or phone.
  • The mentor will answer questions and offer informal advice on some of the following topics:
    • Medical school application process and navigating medical school.
    • Residency application process and navigating residency.
    • Specialty choice
    • Professional development
  • Opportunities to serve as a mentor for students in the Hands On Advocacy Project (HOA).
    • If you are interested in advocacy and want to share some of this expertise and insight with medical students, we’ve love to have you as a mentor for students in HOA.  Click on the Mentor application below and choose HOA.


(medical student, pre-med student or resident/fellow)

  • The mentee will connect with their mentor either via email or phone to set up initial mentorship goals, and follow-up according to their agreed upon plan.

Resources for Mentors and Mentees

Sign up below if you are interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity:



If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Juliana Milhofer.