BIOL 6689: Pathways to Medicine

Student Leaders: 
Kimberly Glerum, MD20; Dusty Biron, MD20; Varun Iyengar, MD20; Pete Mattson, MD20; Sam Paul, MD20
Faculty Adviser: 
Dr. Paul George

Pathways to Medicine is a mentorship program started in 2013 at AMS. Each year, over 50 Rhode Island high school students join students from AMS and local health professions schools (URI Nursing/Pharmacy, Bryant PA) once monthly for Pathways Sessions. During these 2.5-hour sessions, high school students are introduced to hands-on experiences and principles relating to healthcare professions. High school mentees then spend dedicated time with their mentor, where they’re able to form strong mentor/mentee bonds, receive support on the college application process, learn about the professional school application process, and how to pursue their healthcare career goals. Mentees also work with mentors to create a final project that they present at the conclusion of the program in a symposium-style set-up. In this final session, mentees/mentors, parents, teachers, medical school faculty, and other community members have the opportunity to celebrate the work that mentees have accomplished