“I am excited to advise on advocacy projects that involve addressing injustices in our healthcare system or society. I have been involved in many advocacy actions, including press conferences, lectures, rallies, op-Eds, and civil disobedience. Though we may not get formal training in advocacy, being an ally for our patients is part of the charge…
Led mentoring program in medical school for URM undergraduates, started a mentoring program for URM medical students at Johns Hopkins. Worked well when there was a good match between mentee and mentor. Finding time to connect regularly with a busy schedule was challenging….
I’ve had great mentoring relationships throughout medical school and residency. Setting up times to talk w/ a loose agenda is helpful. It’s also been helpful to identify action items at the end of each meeting….
Informal relationships with people who share values, works best when they’re working on a specific campaign or want to be, and need practical support, or when they’re at a major career/training fork in the road….