The neurosurgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine are committed to mentorship, with formal programs in place to provide guidance to students, residents, fellows, and physicians. Our new PrIMES program (Program for Individualized Mentorship Education Solutions), is a longitudinal, targeted, near-peer mentorship system that pairs college students from underrepresented demographics who are interested in medicine with current medical students. Together, these young mentors and mentees progress through a comprehensive curriculum, using novel tracking tools to assess and record mastery of targeted objectives along the way.
In affiliation with Mentoring in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine neurosurgeons work with students starting in third grade and continuing through medical school. Mentors work with underserved populations to develop the passion and skills required to build a diverse healthcare workforce to meet the needs of our population.
Our faculty members also work with students at Academies @ Englewood, a high school program that prepares students for careers in professions including law and medicine. Within the medicine program, students have access to advanced coursework and mentoring from our medical professionals.