LPOC and AIM Mentor Advisor Workshop & NHMA Networking Event - Los Angeles,...

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2035 Camfield Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90040

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The Latinx Physicians of California (LPOC) and Alliance in Mentorship (AIM) present The Mentor Advisor Workshop followed by National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) hosted reception.


“Mentor Advisor Workshop” (MAW) is a unique educational experience developed through the partnership of AIM and the LPOC. MAW strives to empower physicians and other healthcare professionals with the skills, and knowledge needed to effectively mentor Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) pre-health students applying to US medical schools. Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California Community Health Department has graciously funded the expansion of MiMentor’s pre-existing “Medical School Ready Series” (MSR) for its 2020 and 2021 cohorts. MSR has mentored several cohorts of pre-health students since 2014, many of whom have successfully matriculated to medical schools locally and across the nation. KP’s partnership with AIM and LPOC allows the development of the MSR series.

Health equity requires training the next generation of healthcare providers dedicated to the service of our underserved populations. The Latino physician shortage demands that we provide tools to both the mentors and mentees for underserved populations to ensure their success in delivering equitable health care outcomes. Mentor recruitment, training, and support are therefore key goals of LPOC/AIM’s partnership. MAW serves as the foundational educational forum to train mentors to be successful mentoring URM students for MSR and beyond. If you are new to mentoring, if you would like to enhance your mentoring skills and you believe that increasing the number of URM health professionals will ultimately increase health equity for all then click on the eventbrite link below to register for this CME opportunity for physicians/health care professionals. If you are not located outside of the Los Angeles region, we will also be live-streaming this event.

Purpose: Train mentors to help underrepresented in medicine pre-health students successfully navigate the application process to US medical school via American Medical Colleges Application Service (AMCAS)


  • Review the current context affecting URM students’ ability to successfully matriculate at medical school and learn ways to navigate barriers effectively.

  • Learn how to navigate the complex AMCAS system and counsel underrepresented in medicine students applying to medical schools in the US.

  • Review the current AMCAS application cycle, multiple mini-interviews, letters of recommendation specifications, Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) changes, and other issues specific to URM students and professionalism.

Priority is given to Physicians.


LPOC and AIM workshops/CME Course is from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

2:00 PM to 2:05 PM - Welcome and Introductions Dr. Lisa Montes,Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente

2:05 PM to 3:00 PM - The Latino Physician Shortage and Imposter Syndrome - David Hayes-Bautista, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Medicine - Dr. Efrain Talamantes, Medical Director at the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Navigating the AMCAS Application - Dr. Margarita Loeza, Chief Medical Information Officer and Family Physician at the Venice Family Clinic

5:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Medical School Ready Program and Wrap-Up - Dr. Consuelo "Connie" Casillas, Family Physician, at Kaiser Permanente

NHMA Networking Event from 5:45 to 8:00 PM

5:45 PM to 6:00 PM - NHMA Welcome - Dr. Elena Rios

7:00 PM - Networking - National Hispanic Medical Association

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