Mentoring can be a valuable tool for both the mentee and the mentor. In health care fields, the practice of mentoring (and shadowing) is used heavily so that mentees can get a first-hand understanding of the profession, day-to-day responsibilities, and observe the rewards and challenges of the job. There are three mentoring opportunities available for WSU students who are preparing to enter a health care field. The PMHSC suggests students get involved in mentoring at the very beginning of their journey as mentors may provide valuable information about the preparation needed for a health care education. Use the descriptions below to learn more about each mentoring program.
Housed in the PMHSC, this mentoring program is designed specifically for PRE-MED students. The program is led through the combined efforts of the pre-med advisors and a core team of WSU School of Medicine medical students. In order to participate in this program, a student must identify as pre-med, be an admitted WSU student and have a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or post-bachelor student status. CPM is not able to serve students studying in the Basic Medical Sciences program or Physiology master's program at WSU SOM.
The pharmacy mentoring program is intended for undergraduate and post-bachelor students who hope to apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program. This program is run out of the Pharmacy Department located in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
This mentoring program is committed to providing mentoring to undergraduate or post-bachelor student who is pursuing an application to the following programs: clinical laboratory sciences, mortuary sciences, nurse anesthesia, occupational therapy, pathologists' assistant, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, radiation therapy technology, and radiologic technology. This program is run out of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.