The eXchange Learning (XL) Mentorship Program, a unique effort sponsored by the California Medical Association’s (CMA) Ethnic Medical Organization Section (EMOS), has successfully matched 13 medical students with physician mentors across the state.
The purpose of the XL program is to foster relationships and provide resources that encourage students to explore different pathways in medicine, better understand the practice environment and ultimately, to help develop the students’ full potential.
The program, now in its second round of pairing, matches students with a practicing physician based on a number of factors, including common professional and personal interests.
Over the course of the XL program, mentors will engage their mentees through several CMA and EMOS-sponsored events, but are also be encouraged to get together informally and stay in touch via XL’s Facebook page and LinkedIn group.
With the pairings now finalized, the mentor-mentee teams will be formally introduced during the XL kick-off mixer on April 28, held while many of the participants are in Anaheim for the annual California Health Care Leadership Academy.
CMA thanks the many physicians donating their time and energy to make this program possible, including program founder (and mentor) Mai-Phuong Nguyen, M.D.
Contact: Scott Clark, (916) 551-2887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.