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  • The Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring is a program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in partnership with the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO).

    The purpose of the program is to increase diversity in ophthalmology by helping underrepresented in medicine (UIM) students become competitive ophthalmology residency applicants. Students receive one-on-one mentorship, valuable guidance in medical career planning, networking opportunities and access to a variety of educational resources.

    Program Eligibility: We are seeking UIM students who are in their first year in an LCME or COCA accredited U.S. allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical school.

    The mentoring program's working definition of underrepresented in medicine (UIM) students include those who are Black, Hispanic, and/or Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian) or two or more races when one or more are from the preceding racial and ethnic categories listed.


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  • Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring

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