MIMS Program Application

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Program Selection

  • MADE Program (Mentorship Advances Discovery and Exploration): 3-month program for underrepresented minority (URM) individuals with an interest in behavioral health careers. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Current high school students will not be considered. Participants shadow substance use navigators (SUNS) in clinical and community settings and receive pre-employment and hands-on training.

  • Mentor Program: The MIMS Mentor Program pairs post-secondary students and graduates with a health professional or health professional student for a 6-month period. This program is designed to give participants access to individual mentorship, webinars and additional resources that will provide a competitive edge as participants prepare to apply to health professional school.

Research Disclaimer

Surveys and interviews are conducted to gather information about Mentoring and Medicine & Science (MIMS) program participants, alumni, and/or applicants and improve our programming. Answers to application, survey, or interview questions may be used for research or business development purposes, and in some cases, identifying information may be linked to your responses. Any photos, videos, recordings obtained during MIMS programs may also be used for research or business development purposes.

Your participation in our programs, applications, surveys, interviews, and feedback requests are always optional. Participating in program activities, applications, surveys or interviews administered by MIMS implies that you understand and agree to provisions in this disclaimer – if you have any questions, please reach out to avitatoe@mimscience.org


Thank you for your interest in the MADE: Mentorship Advances Discovery and Exploration Program, a collaborative program initiative brought to you by Mentoring in Medicine & Science (MIMS), HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County (HEPPAC) and The Bridge Clinic at Highland Hospital.

Please complete the information on each page, review your information at the end, then submit your application. You can save your application to revisit it later if you cannot complete it all in one sitting.

Program Eligibility:
  • Be from a background traditionally underrepresented in the health field
  • Have completed your high school diploma or GED by the time the cohort starts
  • Have an interest in health careers - particularly mental and behavioral health careers 
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including booster if eligible)
Important dates to remember for Cohort A (dates for future cohorts will be updated at a later date):
  • Nov 17- Dec 31 program application open
  • Jan 5 - Interview notifications
  • Jan 8 & 9  Interviews 
Keep in mind that:
  • All fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the application are required.
  • You will need a resume to complete your submission (.doc or.pdf format)
  • You must click the 'Submit' button at the end to send your application to our team for review. 
  • Review your application at the end before you submit it.
  • Questions? Email Jenny at jhernandez@mimscience.org


Thank you for your interest in the 2024 MIMS Summer Internship! The Summer Internship is an intensive 4-week program that will take place from June 3rd to June 28th, 2024 and allow students to explore their interests in medical careers. All Participants must be available full time during internship hours (Monday-Friday; typically 9AM-4PM)

Program Overview

  • Interact with a broad spectrum of health professionals through workshops and networking

  • Participate in virtual site visits to health institutions and health professional schools

  • Participate in leadership, personal and professional development workshops

  • Receive one-on-one mentorship and advising

  • Receive health certifications such as CPR/First Aid, Stop the Bleed and Mental Health First Aid

  • Shadow health professionals in patient care settings, including a busy, urban emergency department, out-patient clinics and private clinics (Dependent on COVID-19)

  • Receive a stipend after successful completion of the program

Program Eligibility

  • Be from a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in the health professions

  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in health

  • Be available to participate during the entire duration of the 4-week program M-F from 9am-4pm (subject to change)

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Important Dates to Note

  • Application deadline: February 19th, 2024

  • Interview notifications: March 1st, 2024

  • Interviews: Saturday, march 9, 2024 (In-person at out Oakland Office. Out of area applicants may interview via zoom)

  • Summer Admissions Released: March 22nd, 2024

Additional Information

  • There is no minimum GPA or letter of recommendation requirement 

  • We do not ask about citizenship status

  • You must submit your unofficial transcript and resume

Currently our plan is to offer a fully in-person program model and follow all public health precautions for in-person components to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure participant safety. Participants will have to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as well as submit necessary health records for clinical shadowing.

Late/incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. For more information, visit our website: mimscience.org. If you have any questions about the application, please contact our program coordinator, Jenny, at jhernandez@mimscience.org. Thank you!


Thank you for your interest in the Mentoring in Medicine & Science (MIMS) Mentor Program. Please only complete the following application if you are currently a college student, college graduate and/or post-bac student.

The MIMS Mentor Program is a 6-month program commitment that will offer participants the opportunity to:

Be matched with a health professional or health professional student 

Interact with their mentors to discuss current academic, professional and personal goals

Participate in networking and webinar events hosted by MIMS 

Program Eligibility:

• Be from a group that is underrepresented in the health workforce

• Commit to the 6-month program with a minimum of one individual check-in each month for the duration of the program

• Be a college student, graduate or post-baccalaureate student

Application and Program Timeline:

Tentative: Next cohort in August 2024

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee an interview. If you have any questions before then, please feel to email our program coordinator Jenny Hernandez jhernandez@mimscience.org

Select MADE Cohort

In order to start your application, please tell us which cohort you are applying for.

Tentative start and end dates for the cohorts are:

  • Cohort B: May 20 - Aug 9th
  • Cohort C: Sept 9 - Nov 29


Permanent Address

Please enter your permanent home address, not your school address.


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Educational background

Please answer the following questions about your education level and background.




Please answer the short answer prompts below.  Include specific details to highlight your answers.  Make sure you fully address all parts of the prompt. (Min 250 words)

By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted, any false statements, omissions, or other mis-representations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.