By Med Students For Pre-Med Students

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Med Mentors at UCLA was founded in February 2020, just a month before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Our team of medical students at DGSOM wanted to give back to pre-medical students at UCLA and share insights they'd gathered during their own pre-med paths. Our first event was a Coffee Chat at Geffen Hall. When the pandemic started, we transitioned all of our programming to a virtual format through Zoom medical student panels, virtual Coffee Chats, essay review services, and mock interviews. Today, much of our programming still exists online in order to serve premeds from around the world. We also have in-person events, including Coffee Chats and Jumpstart Clinical Skills Workshops, that happen at the UCLA campus. Learn more about the different aspects of our organization below!

As we are a medical student organization, premedical students do not join Med Mentors. Instead, we are a service intended to help YOU! To stay in the loop, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on social media to know when our next event is. All events and services are free and open to everyone!


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Med Mentor Mondays

Held on most Mondays over Zoom, these events feature panels of medical students discussing different pre-med related topics. We always have time for a Q&A at the end, so join us live or watch a recording later. ‚ÄčEvents will be listed under our calendar and posted on social media.

Past Videos

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1-on-1 Advising

This is an opportunity for pre-medical students to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a medical student over Zoom and receive advice and guidance. This is open to everyone!

Sign Up Here

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Coffee Chats

Held once a month, coffee chats are a casual place where pre-med students and medical students can have a conversation. Coffee chats are held in-person at UCLA and open to anyone. These events are generously sponsored by DGSOM Admissions,  DGSOM Outreach & Pathway Programs, and the UCLA Career Center, and representatives from these offices will be in attendance at all events. Events will be listed under our calendar and posted on social media.

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Application Essays Feedback Initiative

This program provides free medical school application essay review by medical students for those currently applying to medical school. We also host personal statement and secondary essay writing workshops. If you are a medical school applicant in the 2024-25 cycle, you can sign up to have your personal statement, work and activities, and secondary essays reviewed by medical students for free below.

Sign Up Here

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Physician Perspectives

Interested in learning about a specific medical specialty? Physicians in these panels provide insight into what a typical day as a physician in their specialty looks like. Thus far we've hosted panels on Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry, with hopes to highlight more specialties soon.

Watch Previous Panels Here

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Mock Interviews

For current medical school applicants, we host 1-2 virtual mock interview days in the fall to practice interviewing skills with current medical students via zoom. Details will be shared on our social media and sign-ups are first come, first served. You may also use our 1-on-1 advising platform to request a mock interview but acceptance of requests depends on med student interest and availability. For interview advice, visit our YouTube channel.

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Jumpstart Clinical Skills

Interested in strengthening your clinical skills? Join us in workshops where you learn and practice clinical skills and gain hand-on-exposure to medical devices and procedures. These are in-person workshops at UCLA. In the past we've hosted suturing, ultrasound, and simulation center demonstrations. Please follow us on social media and sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about upcoming events.

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