You know firsthand how stressful medical school can be. By volunteering through the Vital Signs Mentoring Program at Creighton University, you can help guide medical students by answering their questions or concerns about the profession of medicine, career decisions and personal issues.
As an alumni mentor, you’ll be part of an alumni pool that students can access to ask questions and seek information. You might help M3 or M4 mentees explore career and professional development—or serve as a resource for M1 and M2 clinical questions and advice. As an alumni mentor, your time commitment is limited. You’re asked to provide timely responses at your convenience via e-mail or telephone.
Types of Questions
The questions you might be asked are as diverse as our students. But here is a sampling of the types of questions you might field:
- Can you tell me about your residency program experience?
- What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your field?
- What is it like to live and practice in your region?
- Could you give me advice on obtaining housing during my residency program in your area?
- Do you have any advice for me as I work toward my career?
Would you prefer to mentor pre-med students? You can do that through CU Physician Experience. Learn more.