When we made our foray into mentorship matchmaking, we had a few surprises along the way.
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Katie Mattina and Samik Doshi
UofTMed Students: How I Became an Alumni Mentorship Matchmaker
By: Katie Mattina and Samik Doshi

As the 1T8 MD class co-presidents, we were looking for a way to support our class as we all went separate ways during clerkship. When we heard funding was available for projects connecting medical students with alumni, we decided to launch the MD Alumni Mentorship Program.

Why add yet another project when everyone is so busy?

This was a time when we were making big decisions about our career paths – and while we had many mentorship opportunities in our first two years of medical school, there wasn’t a formalized mentorship program in the last two years.

Busy or not, it’s immensely helpful to connect with alumni, even if for one get-together.

So we made our foray into mentorship matchmaking, and had a few surprises along the way.

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Katie Mattina and Samik Doshi are MD 1T8 co-presidents and founders of the MD Alumni Mentorship Program.
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