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Student Medical Mentor Program

Are you a current Yuma Regional Medical Center volunteer between the ages of 17 and 23 who is interested in pursuing a career in health care? We invite you learn more about this growing field by applying to join our Student Medical Mentor Program. YRMC’s Family and Community Medicine Residency Program has teamed up with our Volunteer Services staff to create this unique program designed to help young adults learn more about the many exciting career opportunities available in the health care field.
 
As a member of the Student Medical Mentoring program, you’ll have an opportunity to interact with medical professionals, patients and clinical staff as you learn about many different aspects of the medical field. You’ll also learn about the professional development paths required to achieve specific career goals.
 
Applicants for this program must be willing to commit to attending 1-2 two-hour sessions each month and to be active participants in these meetings. In addition, they must commit to volunteering two hours each week during the program. The program will begin the last week in February and meeting days and times will be set to accommodate as many members of the group as possible. Applicants must also be available to volunteer for special projects such as flu shot clinics and health fairs.
 

Program Eligibility/Requirements:

Each applicant for the program must be a high school or college student between the ages of 17 and 23 who currently volunteers at YRMC. To apply, please submit the following:

 
  • A completed Medical Mentoring Program Application
  • A current resume which also includes your volunteer service at YRMC
  • An essay of 500 words or less describing: “What attracts you to a career in health care?”
  • Your current (unofficial) school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a current teacher and/or school counselor
If you have any questions or would like more information on this program, please contact our Volunteer Office at 928-336-2005 or volunteerservices@yumaregional.org and we’ll be happy to assist you. 
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