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Minority Mentorship Program

The Minority Mentorship Program offers minorities traditionally underrepresented in health, science and technology careers to gain a better understanding of the exciting opportunities available to them. During this immersive week-long program, junior and senior high school students will have a front row seat to watch doctors, scientists, technicians, nurses, and college students in action across several departments of the University of Rochester. Students will also divided into teams to complete research projects that they can add to their portfolio while forming friendships with other program participants and mentoring relationships with their instructors. Highlights include:

  • Shadowing doctors and nurses as they treat patients
  • Essay seminars including tips on how to get selected by the college of your choice
  • Sessions about careers in medicine, research and related jobs such as pharmaceutical representative
  • Shadowing scientists in laboratory settings
  • Learning how to finance your post high school education

The program runs from July 8th to July 12th. Breakfasts and lunches are provided to students and prizes are awarded at the end of the week student research presentations. Admission to this program is by invitation and you must apply to be considered. Application criteria include:

  • You must have permission from a parent / guardian
  • Grade point average and HS transcripts
  • You should be either a high school junior or senior entering the Fall 2024 school year
  • A short essay describing your interest in science & technology careers
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or mentor

You can apply online or via e-mail to receive a PDF or printed application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between now and May 31, 2024

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