Senior Mentoring Program

Senior Mentoring is a conjoined program between Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine and the Virginia Center on Aging. By pairing first-year medical students with community-dwelling older adults (65+) within the state of Virginia, the program is intended to provide older adults an opportunity to positively influence the ability of future physicians to provide medical care to older adults in a compassionate way and to help end negative stereotypes about aging. 

Mentors are interviewed three times by two medical students between November and April. Interviews last about one hour and can be conducted over the phone or virtually (e.g., Zoom or FaceTime) if you are not located in the Richmond area. Students will come prepared with questions to guide the discussion. These are not medical examinations.

If you are interested in becoming a senior mentor, please use this sign-up link.