Campuswide Pre-Medical Mentoring

2023 Program Update

The PMHSC will be moving Campuswide Pre-Medical Mentoring (CPM) into a moratorium effective May 1, 2023. The program will not be matching mentors and mentees or offering program after that time.

CPM will continue to place volunteers at Cass Clinic on Saturdays through May 1, 2023. After May 1, 2023, the PMHSC will assume the responsibility of placing new volunteers in a new partnership the office is developing with the student-run clincs at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Please check back for updates. Thank you for your interest in the program. If you have any questions, please email them to Amanda Horwitz direclty at

Program mission

The Wayne State University Campuswide Pre-Medical Mentoring (CPM) Program is committed to providing mentoring to Wayne State University pre-medical undergraduate and post-bachelor's students that are working on applying to medical school.  The program will rely on the partnering of medical and pre-medical students.  The medical students involved in this program are dedicated to providing support to those interested in pursuing a career as a physician.  They will provide their own unique perspectives and grow with pre-medical and post-bachelor's students throughout their journey to applying and being accepted to medical school.

Program goals

The goals of CPM are simple: support and guidance.

CPM will accomplish these goals by utilizing a two tiered mentoring structure:

     Tier One: One on One Mentoring

  • Pre-medical students that sign up for the program will be matched with a volunteer medical student who will provide mentoring on topics of interest to the pre-med student
  • Mentors and mentees should work together to expectations and goals for the academic year
  • Mentees and mentors may interact on a face to face or electronic basis and as frequently as they would like (minimum standards are set)

     Tier Two: CPM Coffee Talks

  • Monthly meetings designed around topics that are important to the application process and general pre-medical student interests
  • Coffee Talks will be formatted in a variety of ways - panels, roundtables, workshops
  • Coffee Talks are a great way to "rub elbows" and talk with real medical students about their opinions and perspectives
  • Coffee Talks have moved to a virtual format to provide accessible programming for all involved