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Plastic Surgery Mentorship Program

UC San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery is proud to present the Plastic Surgery DEI Mentorship Program, meant to provide support and 1:1 mentorship to students who are interested in promoting the success of groups underrepresented in surgery, from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or without home plastic surgery programs.

This mentorship program aims to:

  • Support the efforts of medical students who are interested in promoting the success of groups underrepresented in surgery and expose them to an academic plastic surgery training program
  • Expose medical students to how UC San Diego plastic surgery works to serve underserved populations and disadvantaged communities
  • Provide 1:1 mentorship for medical students at various stages in training, from Step 1 to applying to residency
  • Connect students with research opportunities with the Division of Plastic Surgery

Who is eligible?

Medical Students (MS1-MS4) in good standing at a U.S. Medical School with an interest in plastic surgery who are interested in promoting the success of groups under-represented in surgery.

What does the mentorship program consist of?

  • 1:1 meetings with a resident in UCSD Division of Plastic Surgery at a minimum every quarter
  • Virtual meet and greet with various plastic surgery attendings
  • Participation in at least one research project with the UCSD Division of Plastic Surgery
  • An invitation to participate in the Annual Mentor-Mentee Plastic Surgery Bootcamp, which will take place in the Spring of each academic year and consist of various lectures (addressing minority-specific challenges to pursuing surgical careers), suture lab, and other hands-on opportunities.

Please complete the brief form below and we will contact you with more information about the UC San Diego Plastic Surgery DEI Mentorship Program.

Enrollment is closed for the 20/21 academic year. We will re-open applications in Fall of 2021