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How a formalized, medical student-led mentorship program aims to encourage underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue medicine

How a formalized, medical student-led mentorship program aims to encourage underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue medicine

By: Tim Baerg1‡, Ayotomiwa Ojo2, Amelia Bahamonde1, Anjola Onadipe1, Jasmyne Jackson 1 School of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 3852 E Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA 2 College of Literature Science and the Arts, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor MI 48109, USA Several studies have shown […]

New Insight on Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers: CUR Releases Update to Classic Text on Advising Undergraduate Researchers

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address, he emphasized the importance of education and its role in the competitiveness and growth of this country. This week the Council on Undergraduate Research is releasing “How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers,” which highlights the importance of guiding the independent thinking, managing skills and academic and occupational futures of students, along with suggestions on how higher education faculty can do so.