JMP Mentorship Opportunity

JMP Mentorship Opportunity

The UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) in Berkeley is seeking volunteer physician/mentors to meet with 1st, 2nd and 3rd year medical students for coffee for an hour or so to discuss what it is like to be in practice in the East Bay.  Physicians in all areas of specialty, in active practice or retired, are invited to participate in the meetings.  The meetings will be held in Berkeley (or another mutually convenient location) throughout the academic year from June 2016 to May 2017.  Mentors can meet with the students once, or more frequently, as they and the students wish.

The JMP is a unique medical school on the UC Berkeley campus, affiliated with the School of Public Health.  The program enrolls 16 students per year as first year medical students; the students spend 2.5 years in the program, working collaboratively in “Problem Based Learning.”  Throughout their Berkeley years, students work on a thesis, usually in the area of public health, and earn a Masters of Health & Medical Science.  At the end of their 3rd year, they transfer to UCSF where they complete their clerkship-years of training over the next 2 years and earn their MD’s.  The majority of JMP program students then go into primary care.  Learn more about the JMP here:

If you are interested in being a mentor to JMP students and be contacted to make arrangements to meet with a student (in accordance with the scheduling preferences you specify) please fill out the following form on-line:

If you are interested in volunteering in other ways at the JMP, contact JMP Associate Director Amin Azzam, MD, MA at

For questions regarding this program contact the ACCMA at 510-654-5383 or