Who Should Apply
Underrepresented in medicine (URiM) students include those who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and/or Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian).
We are seeking students who will be in their first or second year of medical school during the 2021-22 academic year; or pre-medical students planning to enter medical school in 2022 (for example, college seniors, post-baccalaureate students or students taking a gap year for research).
Student Engagement Program
Students selected to participate in the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program are required to attend the Student Engagement Program — an immersive, multi-day introduction to ophthalmology and the Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring program. We are finalizing our plans to make programming safe and accessible in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dates and Deadlines
- Jun. 21, 2021: First Round of Mentor Status Notifications Sent
- Jul. 15, 2021: Mentor and/or Speaker Interest Form Due
- Sep. 13, 2021: Second Round of Mentor Status Notifications Sent
- Nov. 12 - 14, 2021: Student Engagement Program for the Class of 2021
- Nov. 2021: Student Application Opens for the Class of 2022
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