Our Virtual Heart-to-Hearts program connects Feinberg students with alumni mentors for informal and invaluable conversations and guidance.
Open year-long to Feinberg students and alumni mentors, Virtual Heart-to-Hearts help our students learn about professional specialties and subspecialties, post-graduate training (residency and fellowships), strategies for interviewing, work/life balance, and much more.
Alumni mentors share their medical expertise, advice, and experiences with our students. Typically 15-30 minutes in length, these conversations can address any number of subjects you may wish to discuss: your path and career; tips for success and happiness while in school; mentorship strategies; residency and/or fellowship training; research interests; your current practice and employer; work/life balance; interviewing; the community in which you live; diversity and inclusion in medicine; and any other issues that are meaningful to you. Informal Heart-to-Heart video chats with students are conveniently conducted on our website, avoiding the need for scheduling separate Zoom meetings or phone calls.
Students find matches by browsing biographical information provided by alumni mentors. Students request informal conversations with alumni, which can be a single conversation, or develop into an ongoing mentoring relationship. Our Virtual Heart-to-Heart website allows students and alumni to have video chats directly on the platform for maximum convenience and efficiency. Students are encouraged to utilize this wonderful resource throughout their time at Feinberg. Upon graduation, we hope that you will participate as an alumni mentor to support future classes of Feinberg students.