Undergraduate Mentoring Program

The UNC MD-PhD Mentoring Program, established and organized by UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science (AMPWIS), advises undergraduates considering applying to MD-PhD programs upon graduation in pursuance of a career as a physician scientist. This program includes an information meeting at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semester, as well as one-on-one mentoring as needed with a mentor of your choice throughout the year. We welcome all undergraduates in any year of college and in any stage of the process – whether you’re wondering what an MD-PhD program is or whether you’re trying to decide between acceptance offers. Mentors are current UNC MD-PhD students spanning all years of the program. Mentors are available via email or in person to discuss questions such as:

  • Is an MD-PhD program a good fit for me and my career goals?
  • What are the differences between MD-only vs. PhD-only vs. MD-PhD programs?
  • What does a day in the life of a medical student or graduate student look like?
  • What can I do to be a competitive MD-PhD applicant?
  • What are the steps of the application and interview processes?

Mentors can also help provide advice on choosing a lab to work in, or can proofread and edit personal statements, or emails to contact professors. They signed up to help you, so please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions you have!

 

Resources

List of Available Mentors

MD-PhD Programs and Undergraduate Mentoring Program Brochure

AAMC – MD-PhD Dual Career Training

MD-PhD Information Session Powerpoint from the AAMC

UNC MD-PhD Program Website

UNC Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

UNC OUR Database of Research Opportunities

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