Physician Mentor Program
Each medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine is assigned a physician mentor by the assigned first-year campus, and this mentor provides one-one or group mentoring through all four years of the student’s medical school journey. Physician mentors serve as positive role models and work in partnership with lead advisors to encourage and support students as they navigate medical school course work and clerkships. Students meet with their physician mentor a couple times each year—either individually or with other students.
What to Expect
Physician mentors provide holistic mentorship to a cohort of four medical students throughout their medical school career. Students connect with their physician mentor at least two times each year. Additional contact may be scheduled at the discretion of the pair. Physician mentors provide students with a positive role model and social connection to the school, making themselves available to students for ongoing inspiration as they progress through their medical training. These mentors refer students to their lead academic advisor as needed. For additional information about this program, email Abigail Klemsz, MD, PhD, or Antwione Haywood, PhD.
Being away from home has been hard for me at times. And because Dr. Hasnaa Jalou moved away from home at a young age, too, I can really identify with her. There are a lot of similarities between her culture and my Mexican heritage, and she understands how difficult it can be to be so far away from your loved ones.
– Sariely Sandoval, medical student