Mentorship serves as the core of the medical student research experience. By carefully pairing medical students with mentors, we can ensure a quality research experience for all involved.  Mentors are asked to provide a project commensurate with the student’s skill set and to serve as a guide for students as they immerse in the research enterprise.  Mentors will assist the student in determining the ideal duration and timing of their protected 3-6 month research time.