Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), UA’s pre-health honor society, has worked with UA’s advising staff to create a student-led mentoring program for qualified upperclassmen mentors to be paired with underclassmen mentees. This program was created out of a strong desire to allow freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to be exposed to the types of information and advice that premedical students are typically not familiarized with until much later in their collegiate careers. Through coordination with mentors, mentees will become acquainted with an immensely beneficial set of resources (summer research and career activities, organizations, MCAT preparation, lab research, etc.) that will prepare them for the medical school admissions process. 

 

Mentors will gain invaluable experience engaging with their pre-health peers in a one-on-one relationship, which will not only be a rewarding part of your undergraduate experience, but will also enhance your medical school application. Mentees and mentors will meet monthly at their convenience to discuss both the suggested mentoring curriculum, as well as any personal questions or concerns mentees may have. The most successful mentoring relationships involve both individuals communicating intentionally and openly about their experiences and goals to learn from one another.

 

If you are interested in participating in the mentoring program, please fill out this Google form here. The Pre-Health Mentoring Initiative Directors will pair mentors and mentees based off of the information from this form, so be thoughtful and purposeful with your responses! Mentors and mentees should expect to be matched in October. 

 

Stay tuned for more updates by attending AED meetings on Tuesdays at 7 PM (MSB 1001) and by following the AED Instagram (@ua_aed). We look forward to serving AED members this year through the Pre-Health Mentoring Initiative!


Please contact Madi Boudreaux or Lily Weidmer (bamaaedmentoring@gmail.com) for questions.