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Mentors are experienced and trusted individuals that can provide guidance, advice, feedback, and support you on your medical journey. Depending on the specific goal and objectives you have, it is acceptable to have various mentors along the way. Mentors can be professors, advisors, peers, upper classmen, health care professionals, etc. Visit AAMC to learn "5 Tips for Finding and Working With a Mentor." 

UC Merced Mentor Programs

Success Mentor Program  - 

The mission of the Success Mentor Program is to empower first-year students to develop strategies and skills that will advance academic, intrapersonal and interpersonal development through one-on-one mentoring. 

External Mentor Programs  


MiMentor was founded and created by Alliance in Mentorship (AIM), a 501c3 non-profit, to provide pre-health, health professions students, and health professionals with a mentoring space to enhance diversity in the healthcare workforce throughout the country. Click here to learn more. 

Bridging Admissions 

Bridging Admissions offers a mentorship program that matches medical school applicants with a medical student mentor who will help provide guidance throughout the application process. Click here to learn more.