Health Pre-Professions Mentoring Program
Mentor and Mentee Matching
The students will be matched with mentors. This professional mentorship will last a minimum of 6 – 11 months and consist of a minimum one hour per month. The number of matches will depend upon the number of professional resources available at any given time.
Program Benefits and Activities
Having a professional mentor to discuss ideas and aspirations is ideal for learning from someone who has walked in the same shoes. Students will gain objective feedback and experience activities that will shape them as individuals in their specific field of study. Below are suggested questions and activities for the mentor/mentee to consider:
- Share education background and career experience. How have these prepared the mentor for their career? How will this benefit the mentee?
- What mentoring experiences have been most helpful to the professional?
- What career experiences can be shared with the mentee regarding expectations of the field?
- Share some of the most important activities that helped prepare you to apply to health professional school.
- Discuss the codes of conduct that exist in your field.
- Share the experience of moving from unsergraduate, to health professional school, and to professional. what advice can be delivered to ease the transition?
- Discuss the most and least rewarding aspects of your career.
- Share realistic devotions of time, efforts, and energy the career requires.
- Discuss the most important aspects you strive to achieve with your job.
- Schedule the most significant learning experiences in your career.
- Are there different kinds of special learning or improvement opportunities that can be provided to the mentee?
Undergraduates of any major may apply as long as they are completing the prerequisites for medical, dental, or pharmacy school admissions. The Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) should be used as a guide for all medical and dental school prerequisites and application process. Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) should be used for preparing to apply to pharmacy school.
- Completion of the application to HPPM Program
- Completion of 27 credits with a minimum of 14 at Tarleton to include health pre-professions coursework
- A minimum overall GPA of 3.2
- A minimum GPA of 3.2 in health pre-professions science coursework
- A list of extracurricular activities, awards, and involvement
- A minimum of two consecutive semesters left to be completed before applying to health professional school
- A strong commitment to the mentor and the program
Please note that the program is currently limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Current program members should note that to remain in the mentoring program, students must maintain a 3.2 GPA and participate in any program activities.
Mentee Application and Mentor Questionnaire
- If you are interested in applying to the Health Pre-Professions Mentoring Program, download the program application.
- If you are interested in becoming a Health Pre-Professions Mentor, please download and complete our questionnaire.
Both the application and questionnaire should be emailed to the Program Assistant.