MMA Mentorship Program LOGOThe MMA Mentorship Program connects pre-med students, medical students, and residents/fellows, with mentors who help answer questions, provide advice, and offer career guidance.

Program Overview

Connecting Mentors and Mentees
Mentors and mentees connect via email, Zoom, FaceTime, Skype or telephone to set mentorship goals and check-ins according to an agreed upon plan.

Program Length
Some plans may be short term (two months) while others may be six or 12 months in length.

Regular Check Ins
Check ins occur according to the agreed upon mentorship plan. This could be once a week, once a month, once a quarter, etc. 

MMA Check In
MMA staff will check in with mentors and mentees quarterly to see how the relationship is progressing.

Program Survey
Please let us know when the mentor/mentee relationship ends. Mentors and mentees will receive a short survey to help the MMA gather feedback on the program.

Eligibility Guidelines


At this time, only pre-med students from these programs are eligible for the MMA Mentorship Program:

  • The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) program at the University of Minnesota
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University

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.

Mentee Sign Up


Mentors may be medical students, practicing physicians, residents/fellows, or retired physicians. Mentors and mentees (with the exception of pre-med students), must be current members of the MMA.

Mentor Sign Up

More Information

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