Mentoring

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UNMC High School Alliance Mentoring

Since the 2010-2011 school year, the UNMC High School Alliance program is a partnership between UNMC and local school districts designed to offer unique and innovative science classes to high school juniors and seniors. The High School Alliance provides the 55 enrolled students the opportunity to observe, shadow, and learn from renowned health care professionals and researchers at UNMC.

Once a student is accepted into the UNMC High School Alliance program, the high school student will be able to interact with a variety of professional students on the UNMC campus. Students and student interest groups from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, School of Allied Health Professions, and Graduate Studies assist with the program’s course work throughout the year.

UNMC High School Alliance students who are interested in a near-peer mentorship with a UNMC professional student, should contact the High School Alliance staff at 402-559-3027 or unmchsalliance@unmc.edu

Program Details

The UNMC High School Alliance students are on campus from 1-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most of the students drive themselves to campus, and therefore have the flexibility to meet before or after class. Mondays are designated “focus days” where students will job shadow, work on group projects, or hear from guest speakers. Mondays are a good opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet, but it’s best to check with the students in advance.

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