APA MINORITY MEDICAL STUDENT SUMMER MENTORING PROGRAM

Type Fellowship
Amount $1,500

Description

This program is intended to identify ethnic minority medical students who have an
interest in psychiatric issues and provide experiences to foster this interest.

This fellowship would match a medical student with a mentor based on the following
criteria:

  • Interest of the medical student and the specialty of the mentor 
  • Practice setting (i.e. research or clinical)
  • Geographic proximity of the mentor to the mentee 


Applicants are encouraged to approach possible mentors, particularly those with
compatible interests or work.

Goals:
This fellowship is designed to expose ethnic minority medical students to a setting where
they can work closely with a psychiatrist mentor. The emphasis is on clinical work with
underserved minority populations and mental health care disparities. Most work settings
will be inner-city or rural, preferably those dealing with psychiatric subspecialties,
particularly substance abuse and geriatrics.

What type of work settings will I work in?

Work settings medical students can expect to work in:

  • Research 
  • Academic 
  • Clinical