Mentoring to Increase Access to Health Professions (MAP)

 

 

What is MAP?

Mentoring to Increase Access to Health Professions (MAP) is a component of the Duke University School of Nursing Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

The program is 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.

MAP students outside

Students will attend a 3-week immersion experience with Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) where they will participate in activities that:

  • 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

Partnerships

We partner with Duke Physician Assistant (PA), Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and School of Medicine graduate programs to provide students with an opportunity to visit each program’s admission team to facilitate an understanding of admission requirements.

MAP students in scrubs

Activities

Our program assists students in designing a professional development plan that will assist them in achieving successful admission into their selected health professional career. Activities include:

  • Seminars and activities that highlight health disparities and health access
  • Hospital based shadow experience
  • Simulated nursing experience
  • Individualized mentored and professional career development sessions

Benefits

Students participating in our program benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Fully funded (travel, housing and food)
  • Work with Duke Faculty and Staff
  • Gain exposure to an array of leaders and nursing careers
  • Expand understanding of health equity concepts
  • Academic advising and career counseling

Eligibility

In order to apply and be eligible for the summer program, you must:

  • Be a member of a disadvantaged population of any race or the following underrepresented groups in nursing:
    • American Indian/Native American
    • African American
    • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    • Hispanic/Latino
  • Be in an undergraduate program (rising sophomore, juniors and seniors will be considered)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa

Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application

Students interested in participating, must submit a complete online application by March 6, 2023. Requirements include:

  • Complete online MAP Application
    • Personal statement
    • Transcript of current college (does not have to be official but should have latest grades)
    • One of recommendation from advisor

Applications are reviewed by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging admissions committee.

Important Dates

  • Program dates: June 5-23, 2023
  • Application opens: January 1, 2023
  • Application deadline: March 6, 2023
  • Decision notification: April 4, 2023

Any questions? Please send an email to son-diversity@dm.duke.edu.

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