Interested In Becoming A RYSE MED Program Mentor?

The RYSE MED program aims to support student mentors from backgrounds who are underrepresented in medicine and who face structural barriers to pursuing careers in medicine. Undergraduate, graduate and medical student mentors will receive a $1,200 stipend for their work in the program.

Those who meet the following criteria may apply:

  • You are a rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student studying pre-med, nursing, public health, biomedical sciences or related fields. 
  • You are a health professional graduate student (i.e., you’re studying to become a physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, doctor, dentist, etc.).
  • You are a graduate or doctoral student in a health-related research concentration (i.e. master of public health or science, Ph.D. in epidemiology or biomedical engineering, etc.).
  • You are able to commit to participating in all activities during the six-week summer intensive program. No absences are allowed outside of extenuating circumstances. 
  • You are eligible to work in the United States.

Students on academic leave or probation will be considered. Please provide an explanation in your application. 

Applications are due on April 7, 2023 by 11:59 PM EST. We will notify applicants of our decision by April 22, 2023.

RYSE MED Program Dates

  • Program welcome and orientation: Sunday, July 9
  • Summer sessions: July 11 – August 17 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Closing ceremony: Friday, August 18

This in-person program will be held at Henry Ford Hospital (2799 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48202) and One Ford Place in Detroit. Some activities will take place on Mondays, Fridays and weekends with sufficient notice. After the summer program is concluded, you will continue to meet with your mentees at least monthly during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Please contact us at if you have any questions. Thank you again for your interest!

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