Annual conference: LMSA at UUSOM holds an annual pre-health “Navigating through
Healthcare Careers” conference for high school and college students, and their families. The aim
of the conference is to provide opportunities for historically underrepresented students to learn
about careers in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical
Therapy, Physician Assisting, and Public Health through interactive workshops, student &
professional panels, and inspirational speakers. We provide participants with relevant
information regarding admissions requirements, career pathways, and specific professional
opportunities within the fields represented at the conference.
Monthly mentoring meetings: In conjunction with the University of Utah undergraduate
Preprofessional Advising Office, LMSA holds monthly mentoring meetings for undergraduate
students. These sessions provide undergraduate students the opportunity to have direct contact
with medical students. Additionally, it allows medical students the opportunity to gain valuable
leadership and mentoring experience. We have created an environment where both LMSA
members and non-LMSA students attend to provide mentoring.
Individual mentoring assignments: Working with the University of Utah undergraduate
Preprofessional Advising Office, LMSA facilitates the assignment of individual mentors from
the School of Medicine to undergraduate students. These personal relationships provide both
parties the opportunity to share in the medical journey together.