The Mentoring and Advising Program approaches each student as an individual to address personal learning needs in order to ensure future physicians master the scholastic content as well as critical reasoning and humanistic skills needed for success in their chosen field of medicine.
During the first year of medical school, MAP focuses on helping students adjust to medical school, increase self-efficacy, explore career options, hone study skills, engage socially and establish wellness practices. In the second year, advisors encourage academic accountability, career development, research participation and leadership development. Advisors also help students stay on track with preparation for the board exams during the second year of medical school. Third- and fourth-year advising focuses on career exploration. Advisors and career mentors emphasize professionalism, independent thinking, collaborative learning, civic engagement, academic and career integration, and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.