Mentoring Programs


The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sponsors two different but exciting styles of mentoring programs – group and individual-- to support students from groups underrepresented in medicine*. 

Why Mentorship?

Research has supported the importance of mentoring for medical education satisfaction and achievement—for both the mentor and the mentee.

As you begin medical school, you may have questions about a  new and challenging environment—both inside and outside of the classroom. A mentor can help you maximize your experience as a medical student through your interactions and learning from their experiences.

A mentor can help you:

  • Understand how to “navigate” medical school culture, systems and working with colleagues
  • Establish productive courses of academic progress and scholarship
  • Develop effective strategies in coordinating academic and life balance throughout medical school and beyond.




LCOM Mentors Program


The LCOM Mentors Program pairs medical students who are members of groups underrepresented in medicine* with faculty members and/or residents who have common interests and goals. 


The LCOM Mentors program is designed with the busy schedules of both faculty and medical students. The program supports mentor pairs through programmatic features such as training, social events, professional development tips, and workshops. 

For more information contact: 
Dr. Eileen CichoskiKelly, Academic Excellence Liaison in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


*Underrepresented in Medicine includes those groups that are statistically underrepresented in medicine based on their numbers in the U.S. population and encompasses students who fall into any of the following categories:  

  • From racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine, including Latinx, Hispanic, Black, African American, Alaska/Hawaii Native, Native American)  
  • From economically disadvantaged backgrounds  
  • In the first generation of those in their family to attend college
  • Identify as having (a) disability(ies)
  • Vermont residents from rural areas

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Finding Affinity and Mentorship Program


We are excited to announce a mentorship program for all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) medical and nursing students, the Finding Affinity and Mentorship (FAM) program. 


The Finding Affinity and Mentorship program will offer: 

  • Group-based mentorship with BIPOC mentors and mentees
  • Interprofessional mentorship
  • Networking & social events 
  • Professional development in mentorship skills 


For more information please contact: