Our Programs

Programs for College and Post-Baccalaureate Students

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Director at info@medicalmentor.org to request an application.

Medical Pathway Program (Nationwide)

Started in 2009, the Medical Pathway Program (MPP) is an intensive preparatory boot camp that helps disadvantaged and minority students increase their competitiveness for entry into medical school. The multi-dimensional, 20-week Saturday-based program (12-week summer program) adds needed diversity to medical schools and the medical profession. As part of the program, MIM provides training in seven broad areas: academic enrichment; MCAT/medical school preparation; leadership development; clinical exposure; civic engagement, mentoring and parent training. To address students nationwide, a virtual, online video streaming facility was added, with chat and Skype capabilities. The results are as follows:

  • Over 90% of MPP students have been discouraged from pursuing their dream of becoming a physician due to their failure to meet MCAT and other thresholds.
  • As a result of MPP, more than 88% of our students who applied were accepted to medical school.
  • Of 274 participants, 145 medical school applicants and 127 students accepted to medical schools. Of the remaining, 139 are in a health or science field.

 

Manager: Ruth Caraballo

Coordinator:  Tahirah Ellis

E-mail info@medicalmentor.org to request information and an application.

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Director at info@medicalmentor.org

Emergency Department Clinical Exposure, Research and Mentoring Program (New York City)

College and post-baccalaureate students join a community of compassionate health care providers as they volunteer (minimum 100 hours), shadow (minimum 60 hours), research (optional) and learn from professionals in one of the busiest urban Emergency Departments in the country. Empowerment educational seminars and community service round out the program, with separate winter and summer sessions.

Manager:  Ruth Caraballo

Coordinators:  Natalie Vicente and Eston Clare

 

Email info@medicalmentor.org for more information.

Programs for High School, College and Post-Baccalaureate Students

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Director at info@medicalmentor.org

Community Health Ambassador Internship/CHAMP Jr. for High School (Nationwide)

Partnering with local and national organizations such as the American Heart Association, this program provides opportunities for students to perform health-related community service. For a minimum of 100 hours during the year, students learn about healthcare disparities, perform health-related community service, participate in empowerment seminars that feature healthcare experts and network with other students and professionals, including alumni of the MIM program.

Manager: Ruth Caraballo

Coordinator:   Roslyn Roman

 

Programs for High School Students (10-12 Grades)

For more information, please contact Andrew Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at info@medicalmentor.org

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Advanced Biology, Human Diseases and Biomedical Careers In-Class Program (Nationwide)

This hands-on two semester daily course prepares students for the rigor of advanced biology (anatomy, physiology) and features pathology and health/science careers. The course incorporates up-to-date biomedical topics including sections on current health issues such as cancer, precision medicine, aging and more. Students practice advanced study strategies, learn about the eleven organ systems, perform organ dissections, take trips, meet health/science professionals, learn life-saving skills, complete two capstone projects, review scientific publications and host a health and science fair. MIM provides the curriculum with materials and trains the schools’ science teachers, who in turn instruct the students. This program is currently conducted in NY, MD and FL.

Manager: Ruth Caraballo

Coordinators: Roslyn Roman, Simone Plummer

Programs for Middle School and High School Students

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Manager at info@medicalmentor.org

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Science Pathfinders After School, Lunch and Learn or Saturday Program (Nationwide)

Our in-school program engages students in health and science through hands-on activities. It features a bio-medically inspired STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum along with a capstone project and student-produced health and science fair. Each 8-10 week session features one organ system that serves as the basis for learning. The program includes using technology, cartooning, guided dissections, a health/science professional classroom visit, field trips and save-a-life. Classes are delivered after school, during lunch or on Saturdays. Instruction is by an MIM certified pre-health college, medical or graduate student. Students receive a certificate of completion and compete for prizes as part of the program, which is currently conducted in NY, NJ and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Programs are customized to the need of the sponsor.

Manager: Ruth Caraballo

Coordinator:  Nickeshia Kelly (NY/NJ), Bernard Oliver, Jr. (DC/MD)

Virtual Programs For Advanced Middle School and High School Students

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Director at info@medicalmentor.org

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Summer Science Camp (Nationwide)

The MIM Team provides a one week-two week live experience with virtual feed where students are immersed into the structure, function and diseases of an organ system. Students learn about careers in science and health, complete service-learning projects and compete for prizes.  Program may be customized to the need of the sponsor.

Manager:  Ruth Caraballo

Coordinators: Maishia Smith and  Nickesha Kelly

Community Based Events – For Multiple Constituencies

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Director at  info@medicalmentor.org

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MIM Health and Science Expo: Empowerment, Education and Engagement (Nationwide).

Annually, MIM hosts an all-day, full-immersion event in Harlem where more than 2,000 students (elementary school to post-graduate), parents and educators experience the magic of health and science at various age and experience levels. The MIM team offers carefully designed seminars, workshops, hands-on programs and guided discussion groups to enhance leaning and spark interest. Features include an “Ask the Experts Activities Fair”, “speed mentoring”, research competitions, hands-on CPR and other workshops and a pep rally. In addition to being hosted in Harlem, NY for eight years, The Health and Science Expo has been replicated in seven other markets since 2012 including Detroit, MI, New Orleans, LA, Philadelphia, PA, Oakland, CA, Billings, MT, Atlanta, GA, Long Island, NY and Columbus, OH.

Manager:  Ruth Caraballo

Coordinator: Simone Plummer

Event Planner:  C and G Enterprises

For more information, please contact Ruth D. Caraballo, National Program Director at info@medicalmentor.org

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Hip-Hop Health and Science Stage Play.

This high energy production is called Morgan’s Big Biology Test Play. Through group participation and hands-on activities, students (middle school to post-graduate) learn the structure, function and diseases of the cardiovascular system. Participants join in an adventure with a student named Morgan to help her study for an upcoming Biology Test and to understand the heart and healthy living habits. After the play, students reinforce learning through a guided pig heart demonstration, a stethoscope workshop, hands-only CPR and networking with health and science professionals. The Hip Hop Stage Play has been performed in NYC, Detroit, MI, Atlanta, GA and Little Rock, AK.

Manager:  Ruth Caraballo

Coordinator: Simone Plummer