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Phone: 520-626-5983
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International Graduate Mentoring Program


Program Goal

The overall goal of the International Graduate Mentoring Program (IGMP) is to provide each mentee an increased understanding of the US Medical and Public Health System in addition to research methods for population health through mentored research experiences. Research mentorship by MEZCOPH faculty, along with other cultural and educational activities in the program, will provide mentees experiential opportunities to learn in-depth the challenges, assets, methods and salient issues in population health research.

Program Description

IGMP is a 16-week long Program at the University of Arizona, Tucson Campus.

Each mentee will work with an assigned mentor throughout the entire length of the program. Mentors will provide required reading lists for the student in preparation for their experience. Mentors will also recommend that the student participates in specific seminars, training, meetings, and forums related to their projects.

The mentor will provide one or more research projects that the mentee will work on for 20 hours per week, will audit at least two methodological classes based on the recommendations by the mentor, and participate in workshops on literature review and scientific writings. The Mentee will assist faculty mentors with ongoing research projects or create an independent project under the mentor’s guidance. Mentee’s will keep a log on each day’s activities and provide a bi-weekly research report to their faculty mentor. The Mentees will have the opportunity to network with researchers, managers, and practitioners throughout the length of the program.

At the end of the Program, Mentees will submit a final paper to be considered for publication and give an oral presentation to the students and faculty at the University of Arizona.

Socio-Cultural Plan

The Program will assist Mentees to arrange socio-cultural activities during holidays and weekends. Expenses, such as transportation and tickets to these events are the responsibilities of each individual Mentee.

Credit Hours Equivalent

All Mentees will receive a certificate after successfully completing all the program activities.

Time spent in the program is equivalent to 12 credit hours.

Partner institution can use the program as part of their curriculum (Independent study / Field study/ Global health research, and others) and grant/offer the students the equivalent credit hours.

Eligibility and Mentee Selection Process

Students enrolled in a graduate program (Master’s or PhD) from our Partner universities are eligible to apply.

A successful applicant should be fluent in English (proof of English proficiency is required) and be in good academic standing.

An applicant should submit his/her resume and a research interest statement for review.

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Graduate students from the College of Sports at Beijing Normal University are currently participating in the Fall 2019 International Graduate Mentoring Program. Pictures will be available soon.