Mentoring and Educating Diverse Students and Trainees to Excel as Physicians (MEDSTEP)

Mentoring and Educating Diverse Students and Trainees to Excel as Physicians (MEDSTEP)


To create a sense of community and structured mentorship oppportunities within AMS for individuals who self-identify as underrepresented in medicine


  • Establish a system of mentorship for all medical students and trainees who self-identify as UIM
  • Utilize the group mentorship model and peer mentorship model to leverage resources across the entire AMS UIM community
  • Prepare mentors and mentees to address challenging professional situations
  • Strengthen the sense of community at AMS for UIM faculty, trainees and students
  • Create a safe space for discussion, education and professional growth