Mentoring in Medicine (MIM): Motivating and Enabling Disadvantaged Youth to Become the Next Generation of Minority Health Professionals

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Abstract

Mentoring in Medicine, Inc (MIM) is a nonprofit health and science youth development organization based in the Bronx, NY. Founded in 2006 by three physicians and an engineer- trained entrepreneur, MIM's organizational goal is to expose socioeconomically disadvantaged students to the wide variety of health and science careers and to increase the health literacy of their communities. It is aligned with the outreach mission of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) whose former Director, Donald A.B. Lindberg M.D., fostered an enduring relationship. Technical assistance, evaluation, and financial support provided under his leadership helped MIM to become a nationally recognized organization leading the field to diversify health careers and to increase health literacy in often hard to reach populations. Through live and virtual programming, MIM has impacted nearly 58,000 students, parents, and educators in urban epicenters in the U.S. The MIM Team has helped 503 students who were discouraged to build a competitive application and matriculate in health professional school. MIM has 88 press features highlighting its work in the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransforming Biomedical Informatics and Health Information Access
Subtitle of host publicationDon Lindberg and the U.S. National Library of Medicine
EditorsBetsy L. Humphreys, Robert A. Logan, Randolph A. Miller, Elliot R. Siegel
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages273-282
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682389
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume288
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • Disadvantaged youth
  • Donald A.B Lindberg M.D.
  • Health and science careers
  • Health disparities
  • Mentoring in Medicine
  • Outreach
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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