Call for Mentors
Did you know that some medical schools require students to have shadowing hours in order to be considered for admission? For some students, especially those who do not have personal ties to a physician’s office or hospital, obtaining these hours can be a barrier to entry into medical school.

As a seasoned physician, you have experience and wisdom to share. Why not share your time and expertise with a bright, motivated individual who is interested in a career in medicine?

Students who have the opportunity to shadow you will gain first-hand knowledge of how you spend your clinical day in your specialty. Furthermore, they will generally learn more about how physicians interact with patients and the healthcare team. This relationship is typically short-term and lasts a few hours; other times you may choose to allow a student to shadow you over a longer period of time. These meetings can take place in the inpatient setting (wards or operating room) or in the outpatient setting.

Besides helping a mentee learn more about a career in medicine, you will discover that a mentoring relationship is a mutually beneficial partnership in which both parties develop enhanced self-awareness and gain fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches. Sign up today if you are willing to work with one or more students for this season.

The Austin Black Physicians Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and education of the African American community. Our work is focused on supporting medical care, research, and diversity through our online network.


ABPA provides multiple opportunities for our network of Black Physicians to get involved within the local community including physician membership engagement, fundraising campaign for student scholarships, student mentoring, and community health promotion activities.

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