Advantages of the Health Science Partnership for Mentors
The Health Sciences Partnership program offers UCR students an opportunity to share their passion for science and health-related careers, and to help disadvantaged students discover that same feeling and develop higher aspirations of success.
Individuals who want to become mentors and returning mentors should contact Teresa Cofield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for Mentors
Mentor teams visit partners schools at least once per month from November through May. Topics vary depending on the needs of the partner school. Past topics have included:
- Health career preparation
- Professional development
- Study skills
- College admissions
Training Requirements for HSP Mentors
There is required training for new and returning mentors to start the year. Regular administrator meetings are held on the UCR campus with partner schools site directors and HSP staff. Student mentors participate in the second hour of the meeting which promotes regular communication with health academy teachers.
In addition, there is a planning session for future workshops.