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Peer Education Mentor Program

The Peer Educator Program

The Peer Educator Program is an opportunity for graduate students enrolled in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) health sciences colleges,to serve as positive role models and supplemental instructors for participants in the UIC-HPN programs. The goal of this program is to assist UIC-HPN participants in meeting their educational goals through meaningful peer interactions resulting in the improvement of their motivation and academic performance. Peer educators will participate in an orientation to acclimate themselves to the fundamentals of peer educator relationships and to develop effective facilitation skills.They will work with participants in our GRE/MCAT/DAT Prep Program and Research Training and Career Development Program, as well as with our Health Professions Navigator Scholars.



  • Participants in this program must be currently enrolled at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, College of Dentistry, or College fo Medicine and be in good academic standing
  • Participants must have achieved a competitive score on the USMLE Step 1, NBDE Part 1, or successfully passed the Public Health Certificate on the first attempt
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicants must self-identify as an underrepresented minority or as coming from an economically, educationally, or socially disadvantaged background
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to participate in this program



For more information please contact: Kimberly Johnson, Project Manager of the Health Professions Navigator P: 312-996-5511

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