The summer Medical Mentorship Program is open to high school juniors and seniors and college undergraduates. Participants:

  • directly experience a physician’s day-to-day activities,
  • form networking connections with well-respected physicians who serve as their mentors, and
  • volunteer at our hospital.

The four-week program begins in July. Each accepted applicant will participate for one week based on scheduling opportunities. A minimum one-week commitment is required to ensure a broad perspective of the medical field. Students will spend the entire week with their mentors, accompanying them to all professional activities, including but not limited to clinical, office, conference, surgical, and research settings. Students should be aware that each day may be up to 12 hours in length.

Students must keep a daily activity log. At the conclusion of the program, students are required to send thank-you notes to mentors, complete a program evaluation, and write a reflective essay detailing the experience.

Participants
The Medical Mentorship Program is open to any student who is enrolled in the 11th or 12th grades and has taken two years of science (preferably Biology and Chemistry) and to any undergraduate student who has taken at least two semesters of college-level science courses. All participants must be at least 16 years old by July.

Selection Process
The application and process begins in February. Application deadline is May 2nd. The Medical Mentorship Program will begin in July. Download the application packet

The number of students accepted will depend on the number of participating physicians. Students are selected by the admissions committee based on their application, essay and two teacher/professor letters of recommendation, with some consideration given to their relation to current or past Auxiliary volunteers. Applicants are not asked for their GPA or class ranking, as the program seeks students who display an ardent interest in the medical field without regard to their academic performance.

For more information, email dstaley@stlukeshealth.org after February 1.