PEN Mentorship Program
PEN applications for Winter 2024 are NOW CLOSED! Applications past week 3 will be rolled over to be accepted for next quarter (Spring 2024) if spots are available.
Fill out this form if you are interested in PEN!
A unique opportunity we offer at AMSA is our Pre-medical Education Network, also known as the PEN Program. The mission is to mentor and guide students throughout the duration of their undergraduate pre-medical education.
** Note: If you are a 1st year/ 2nd year/ 3rd year transfer, you may apply for both programs. If you are a 3rd/4th year you are only eligible for the CUSM Medical School Mentorship.
American Medical Student Association Chapter Mentorship Program
Experienced and trained board members will help serve as skillful mentors who will assist and support first, second, and third year transfer students as they navigate the beginning stages of their respective pre-medical journeys. The program aims to provide a safe space to foster the growth of students as they develop their academic and personal attributes, leading them to become successful healthcare professionals.
*Mentees will meet with their respective mentors at least once a quarter for 30 minutes. Applications received after Week 3 will not be reviewed until the following quarter. Mentors and Mentees will be matched by interest by Week 4 on a quarterly basis. Once accepted into the program, mentees will not need to reapply to the program.
American Medical Student Association x CUSM Medical School
AMSA at UCR is excited to announce our partnership with CUSM Medical School where mentees will be able to be matched with a medical student mentor. All grade levels are welcome to apply, but third and fourth year undergraduate students will be prioritized.
PEN Mentee Spotlight: Cheryl Tse
Cheryl is a second year biology major who is currently a part of the PEN mentorship program! She joined as a way to find both a mentor and a friend that she would be able to comfortably talk to and get advice from on classes, extracurriculars, and school/life balance. Her favorite part of the PEN program is getting to know her mentor and connecting on topics related to studies and life in general. She also loves that her mentor and herself have similar interests for the future, so she is able to ask her more intricate questions and get insight into opportunities that she may not have known before!
PEN Mentee Spotlight: Tolou Safari
Tolou is a first year neuroscience major who is currently a part of the PEN mentorship program! She joined as a way to gain more information about being a pre-med student. Her favorite part of the PEN program is having someone to talk to that has the same goal of becoming a doctor!