Young Women In Bio (YWIB) is a nationwide, nonprofit, volunteer organization that encourages young girls to explore opportunities, education, and careers in STEM. YWIB is affiliated with Women In Bio.
Our mission at YWIB Metro New York is to create STEM programs and events geared towards encouraging middle and high school girls to consider the life sciences as a career choice. The events ignite girls’ curiosity in the sciences while nurturing a business and entrepreneurial spirit.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Cornell Medical College and the Metro New York Area Chapter of Young Women In Bio (YWIB–MetroNY) are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting mentoring program for female high school seniors who have a serious interest in pursuing medicine as a career and strong academic credentials.
The “High School - Medical School Mentorship Program” is a collaboration between the Weill Cornell Medical College Women in Medicine (WIM) and the Young Women In Bio organizations. This program strives to provide academic and career guidance and encouragement to young women who have demonstrated interest and excellence in science from diverse high schools across New York City. Three high school students are coupled with three female medical school students as a mentoring group. The groups will meet both formally through organized program events and informally as questions or ideas arise. The small group structure allows for broader perspectives to be shared while also encouraging interaction between high school and medical school women from different backgrounds with similar interests. The primary goal is to encourage high school students to pursue their studies in science and medicine by providing support and answering questions using first hand experiences.
Thirty-seven students from 17 New York City area high school will participate in the program for the 2015-2016 school year. The students were selected by their respective schools in the spring to participate.
The High School – Medical School Mentorship Program will kick-off the 2015-2016 school year with an event in early fall 2015 at Weill Cornell Medical College.
For more information about this program and future programming, please contact the Chair of YWIB-MetroNY at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about this exciting partnership here.