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University of Minnesota Medical School - SNMA Mentorship Program

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Mentorship Program is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year! As an organization, one of SNMA's goals is to support students as they pursue their medical education. The mentorship program pairs current medical students with pre-medical students to offer support and advice throughout the medical school application process. In addition, the program offers optional small group sessions in which groups of mentor/mentee pairings can meet and discuss different aspects of the pre-med process, including extracurriculars, MCAT studying, and the AMCAS application.

All pre-medical students with a strong interest in a career as a physician are eligible to be mentees. However, pre-medical students of minority heritage are strongly encouraged to participate. Students of sophomore standing and above, as well as those who have graduated, will be given preference. 

Program Expectations:

  • Enthusiasm for medicine and receiving advice from your mentor
  • Once paired with a mentor, initiate contact and guide the communication with your mentor throughout the program
  • Required attendance at the introductory (Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 from 6-8pm) and commencement (tbd: late March/early April 2020) dinners
  • Required attendance to at least one panel or workshop event hosted by UMN SNMA Mentoring program
  • Meet with mentor in person at least once per month

For more information and to apply, please visit the program website below:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the mentorship program coordinators: Salma Hassan ( and Henry Aubyn (

June, 2019