SUMMA Stanford Univeristy Minority Medical Alliance

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SUMMA Mentorship Program

The Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance Medical Mentorship Program (SUMMA MMP) focuses on reaching out to disadvantaged pre-medical students at community and state colleges of the Bay Area.  By providing one-on-one mentoring between a Stanford medical student and pre-medical student, we hope to create a welcoming environment and help increase the number of disadvantaged students applying and admitted to medical school. As a mentee, you will become part of a dynamic group of medical students that are familiar with the challenges of enrollment in college and medical school.  Our program provides mentees the opportunity to experience the Stanford University School of Medicine on a regular basis by attending workshops, lectures, small group discussions, and possibly clinical experiences with their medical student mentors.  The hope is to provide a sense of what the life of a Stanford medical student is really like.

The focus of the program is to reaching out to community and state colleges in the Bay Area where mentorship is needed most.  One thing we have learned from listening to counselors, recruiting students at community and state colleges, and our own life experience is that while a great number of disadvantaged students are minority, there are some technically non-minority students that, because of socioeconomic or life-circumstances, are just as disadvantaged.  As a result, the SUMMA MMP is committed to recruit all committed, disadvantaged premeds regardless of race or ethnicity. 

Working together

Our mentorship program was formed by consolidating the mentorship efforts of LMSA, SAIMS, APAMSAand SNMA and utilizing the participation from the Stanford medical student community at large. In addition to diversity and inclusiveness, these steps will have beneficial effects for the program both in terms of capacity and longevity.

Our Goal

Our goal is to create sustainable partnerships with schools in the area that will foster life-long relationships with the aim of propelling more disadvantaged students into successful medical careers. 

Participation Requirements:

Only students who are not currently applying to medical school will be considered for the mentorship program.

The program requires the mentor and mentee meet at least once per month to discuss issues and strategies for getting into medical school, academics, community involvement, etc.  This can be informal, and can be as simple as meeting over coffee or lunch.  As another requirement, mentees will be expected to attend quarterly workshops to improve as medical school applicants (i.e. MCAT strategies, study skills, personal statement writing, etc.). Mentors will also be required to attend training and refine their mentorship skills through workshops and discussions. Mentees must:

Mentoring provides guidance with:

Sample Workshops

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We greatly appreciate your valued involvement and active participation in the program, and we would also like solicit your assistance with informing other committed students about the program. Thank you and we look forward to working with you to build a successful and enduring program.

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