Minority Medical Mentoring Program now selecting interns

November 28, 2018

The Minority Medical Mentoring Program (MMMP) will select six interns for the 2019-20 academic school year. This opportunity is designed for under-represented minority high school seniors enrolled in Asheville City and Buncombe County schools that participate in school-sanctioned internships. Candidates should have interest in the pursuit of a high-level health career. The Minority Medical Mentoring Program, which began in the fall of 2005, pairs students with a wide range of health professions.

To be eligible for this internship, students must have a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0, Class of 2020, qualify as an under-represented minority (denoted on application), have a strong desire to pursue a career as a health professional, have an active record of leadership work and/or community service and have access to reliable transportation. If you know students who are interested in pursuing a professional health careers and who may be interested in this program, please share the enclosed information. We look for students who are excited about a career in health care, are mature, responsible, focused, need minimal supervision, dependable, practice good oral and written communication skills, and have an excellent attitude and good character.

This program is a collaborative effort of the Asheville-Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA), the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Mission Health and the Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS). Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our program staff, preceptors and mentors, sixty interns have completed the program since its inception. 

We hope that by giving students this unique experience, they will eventually come back to practice in WNC. At present, we have six outstanding interns enrolled for the 2018-19 academic school year. Fillable applications may be downloaded from the MAHEC website: www.mahec.net .

The deadline for submission of this application is Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any additional questions, please contact: Jacquelyn Hallum, Program Director at jacquelyn.hallum@mahec.net  or 828-257-4479.

For more information, see the MMMP brochure.


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