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Student Alumni Mentorship (SAM) Program

How It Works

  1. Fill out the registration page. Student registration will occur between June 1-30 and alumni registration will occur between July 1-31. You will receive an electronic confirmation once it is submitted. SMD’25 will have the opportunity to register in August.
  2. Matching will occur in August. Once you are matched, you will be asked to fill out the mentorship program agreement. We suggest an initial conversation (phone, Skype/Zoom, etc.) During this initial conversation, there is a worksheet for the pair to complete together that will help set expectations and goals can be established.
  3. The UVA Medical Alumni Association will send prompts and reminders to check-in that will coincide with different milestones throughout the year (e.g. Transition Week, Step 2 preparations and Match Day)

Students and alumni will keep their match for one academic year, August-May. At the conclusion of the period, each party will receive a survey to evaluate the program. There will be a mid point survey that will be sent to both alumni and students in January to check in with progress.

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