"What is the role of a Senior Mentor?"
Serve as a mentor for two MUSC medical students throughout their four years of schooling, as they perform their assigned tasks associated with the program.
Meet in your home with the students two or three times per year to complete assignments.
Agree to share information about yourself with the students.
Give feedback and personal comments to the students.
"Do I need a medical background to be a mentor?"
Not at all. The students will receive all of the medical training they need to complete the assignments from their curriculum. They just need your feedback and input, as an older patient, so they can better understand the needs and concerns that seniors have regarding healthcare.
"Can I still see my own doctor?"
Absolutely! The Senior Mentor Program will have no affect on your regular medical care. It is independent of your visits to your personal physician and is not intended to provide medical care.
"I am interested in being a part of the program. What are the next steps to become a Senior Mentor?"
If you are a senior, 65 years or older, and are interested in participating in the program, please download our application (PDF) and return by any of the following:
Senior Mentor Program
Attention: Senior Mentor Program Coordinator
College of Medicine - Medical University of South Carolina
171 Ashley Avenue-EL 200A
Charleston, SC 29425
Email (click here)