Table 1

PreDoc Program Components

Program componentDescription
Senior mentorPhysician faculty at the University of Rochester who meets at least twice yearly with student, helps set up shadowing experiences, provides professional development guidance, and serves as a resource for professional letters of recommendation
Junior mentorMedical student at the University of Rochester who meets 2–4 times yearly with student, provides professional development guidance and information about medical school applications.
Shadowing experiencesStudents are provided 3–4 shadowing experiences per year with their senior mentor as well as other physicians at the University.
Large group meetingsOpportunities for the whole group to get together with program leadership, go over professional development topics, meet with panels of medical students and physicians, and participate in problem-based learning cases.
Individual clinical projectIndividual project related to patient-care or a medical condition.