A big thumbs up goes to all the great mentors and mentees out there who everyday go out of their way to help others and themselves to succeed.
I would like to share a wonderful volunteering opportunity through icoulbe.org. Often, premeds who have families or who are busy with work and school do not think that they have the time to volunteer. I thought this at first, but that is where we must be creative. When researching ideas for ways to expand myself and reach out to other people, I found icouldbe.org (which is a site where you can help teens through an outline of instruction already set up and ready to go by encouragement and advice about the careers that they are thinking about pursuing). Icouldbe.org gives students an opportunity to talk to others in the profession for which they have interests in a safe environment. What I love about icouldbe, in particular, is that I get to interact with youth when I am available to so do it. This gives me greater flexibility in my schedule while being able to assist others. Win-win.
Currently I have two, “year-long” mentees. I love hearing their input and answering their questions. One mentee wants to become a doctor, while the other wants to become a nurse. It’s really been exciting to see how they have grown over the last year. I view it as a personal Student Doctor Network minus the trolls for my young padawans.
So, if you want to learn more:
1. Contact icouldbe.org
2. Go through a backround check (icouldbe.org pays for it)
3. Get paired up with one or two mentees
4. Share your wisdom!