Duke Neuroscience Mentoring Program 2021-2022

Welcome to the Duke Neuroscience Mentoring Program!

Are you interested in mentoring an underclassman neuroscience student this year?  Would you like to share your wisdom and experience on how to find a research laboratory, conduct an independent study research project, select neuroscience courses, apply for graduate/medical school, and navigate neuroscience resources at Duke? If yes, we encourage you to apply to be a mentor with the Neuroscience Majors’ Union and Summer Neuroscience Program’s Peer Mentoring Program!

Not only will this opportunity provide you with formal leadership and mentorship training in research and academic settings, but also allow you to make a genuine and lasting impression on an underclassman at Duke.

After carefully matching mentees and mentors, the Program will host monthly dinner talks and social opportunities to facilitate bonding between the pairs. Resources will also be provided to mentees and mentors throughout the year to ensure a supportive experience for both.

Applications are open and will close on 10/17/2021.

Please feel free to email Dr. Thomas Newpher (mailto:thomas.newpher@duke.edu),  Sophie Hurewitz (mailto:srh69@duke.edu), Chloe Schaefgen, or RJ Shah with any questions that you may have.

Please apply to become a mentor using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2DQUdX5NBwgus041-e5yO8GcNCJWcxVmAUXuUIaRdPS09Bw/viewform

Please apply to become a mentee using this link: https://forms.gle/fP3szwdDdGKqbBzx6

Reflections From Past Mentors: 

“We talked primarily about ways to get research [experience]. I recommended her cold emailing professors, using MUSER, and applying to research fellowships. We also talked about pre-med classes, and her schedule for the upcoming semester.”
“Our conversation went in a lot of different directions and it was super cool! We talked about post-graduation pathways, getting involved in research, making the most out of my Duke experience, and more. [She] also talked about her experiences and shared resources for research/study abroad–overall, we really vibed and I’m glad we’ve been paired together through this program :).”
“We talked about how both of our semester’s have been, plans for next semester, Duke basketball, our families, and which Indian snacks we both like! We are both also part of Indian dance groups on campus, so we talked about how that has been going this semester as well.”