Virtual Mentorship Circles (VMCs)
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of virtual learning due to the limitation of social distancing. Therefore, YPI has invested in building virtual models to expand its work of mentorship and guidance.
The YPI Mentorship Circles creates virtual groups of students from specific backgrounds and ethnicities. Medical students and physicians lead each circle providing guidance, mentorship, and opportunities through virtual communication using texting, video conferencing, and email. Since January 2020, YPI has started six mentorship circles groups.
YPI VMC Goals: