Make a difference in the life of a UT pharmacy student today by serving as a mentor.
What is this mentor program?
Since 2011, the UT College of Pharmacy has offered a formalized mentor program for 4th-year pharmacy students in the DFW and Austin areas. We are now: 1) extending this program to other geographic areas where students are on rotations (Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, the Valley) and 2) including P1-P3 students so that they may begin mentor relationships earlier in their Pharm.D. education.
Why a mentor program?
As students navigate diverse practice settings and embark on their professional careers, it can be beneficial for them to connect with and receive guidance from alumni who have experience in a variety of practice settings.
Alumni mentors are paired with UT College of Pharmacy students based on mutual professional interests, location, and contact preferences. It is up to the mentor and mentee to determine the number of interactions and the nature of the interaction (email, phone, in-person meetings). The mentor program committee, which consists of faculty and alumni staff, will serve as the points-of-contact and will help facilitate the mentor/mentee relationship by providing opportunities for interaction and questions/topics to facilitate discussions.
If you are interested, please contact Lauren McIlwain in the UT College of Pharmacy Development & Alumni Relations Office at this email address or at (512) 475-9759. You will be sent a questionnaire that asks about your professional background and interests. This will help us place you with a student who has similar interests. Please note that you will be asked to verify that you hold a current license to practice pharmacy in the state of Texas. Once this questionnaire is completed and your license is verified, your name will be added to a list as we find an appropriate Pharm.D. mentee.
We ask that you commit to mentor a student throughout the duration of an academic year. Ultimately, you and your mentee determine if you would like to stay in contact after graduation.
-Provide invaluable advice to students in the formative years of their professional career
- Get a pulse on the perspective of the upcoming generation of pharmacists
- Strengthen the sense of community experienced by UT students
-Deliver a personal impact on a student's career
-Strengthen the reputation of the UT COP alumni network
-Expand your professional network
-Connect with future colleagues and peers
We hope that you will sign up to be a mentor. Please contact us with any questions or to sign up.
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave.
Austin, TX, USA
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