Mentoring to Increase Access to Health Professions (MAP)

Health Equity Academy II: Mentoring to Increase Access to Health Professions (MAP)
What is MAP?

MAP GroupMentoring to Increase Access to Health Professions (MAP) is a component of the Health Equity Academy II and is a program designed to provide ongoing mentorship to facilitate students’ integration and completion of a health profession program. Mentorship by health professionals and faculty will address known barriers to successful progression of underrepresented minority students. Students will attend a three week-long immersion experience at Duke University School of Nursing DUSON where they will participate in activities that will cultivate interest in various health professions, improve entry-level competencies and self-confidence, create support systems, and identify resources for affording nursing and other health professions education.

Benefits of MAP

HEA II Scholars participating in the MAP program benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Receive a stipend to live on campus and work with Duke faculty
  • Gain exposure to an array of leaders and nursing careers
  • Expand understanding of health equity concepts
  • Academic advising and career counseling
  • Personal and professional career development
  • Some activities include:
    • Seminars and activities which highlight health disparities and health access
    • Community-based shadow experiences
    • Simulated nursing experiences
    • Personal and Professional Development

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 3, 2020​

Program Starts June 13, 2020 through July 2, 2020

  • Complete online MAP application which includes personal statement
  • ​Official transcript of current college
  • Two letters of recommendation

Send copies of all official documents via email to Wendy Perry at or mail to:
Duke University School of Nursing
c/o Wendy Perry
307 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27707

For questions or information, email

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