The sMPH2r is an eight month program during the spring and summer semesters that is geared towards undergraduate juniors and undergraduate seniors who are interested in applying, planning to apply, have already applied or have been accepted to graduate school; and first year graduate students in the health professions who have demonstrated commitment in research and working with the Hispanic community.
Each student, or Mentee, will be matched with a team of three (3) Mentors. The team will consist of one primary Mentor (senior researcher in academia, public or private sector), one secondary Mentor (doctoral student, junior researcher or senior researcher without an active project), and one tertiary Mentor (researcher at Mentee's institution). Teams should e-meet at least once a month for one hour via video/phone conferencing to ensure that the Mentee is making progress on agreed-upon research.
To supplement the research experience, Mentees will participate in bi-monthly online lectures that focus on research methods, research careers, and disseminating research. At the end of the program, Mentees will submit an abstract, research poster, and give an oral presentation.
Lastly, travel awards will be awarded to teams if their research is accepted to a regional or national conference.