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Idaho WWAMI Pre-Med Mentoring Program

The path to becoming a doctor is long and arduous, which can be intimidating for a pre-medical student. With a focus on supporting students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, the Idaho WWAMI Pre-Med Mentoring Program connects medical students with their undergraduate peers, building supportive near-peer relationships that help relieve some of the confusion and stress of pursuing a career in medicine.


The application has now closed for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please check back in late summer/early fall for the 2024-2025 application. 


Apply early! There are a limited number of mentors, so placement will be based upon the order in which applications are received and the eligibility criteria outlined below. If the enrollment maximum is reached, students may be placed on a wait list and will be contacted if a mentor pairing becomes available.


  • Junior standing or higher   
  • Resident of a WWAMI region state (WA, WY, AK, MT, ID)
  • Priority will be given to applicants from historically underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, students from rural and/or medically underserved communities, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds. If necessary to accommodate demand, priority will be given to Idaho residents. 

Mentee Responsibilities

  • Attend program orientation (Zoom meeting, date/time to be determined)
  • Collaborate with your mentor to develop a list of goals based upon your needs
  • Be on time for all scheduled meetings with your mentor
  • Notify your mentor as soon as possible if you are unable to attend for a reason such as illness, etc.
  • Respond to all communications from your mentor in a timely manner (e.g. within 72 hours)

Note: Inability to fulfill mentee responsibilities, including repeatedly missing meetings, may result in removal from the Idaho WWAMI Pre-med Mentoring program so that other applicants might have the opportunity to participate.

Contact AHEC

Phone: 208-885-0131