The LMP Mentorship Program

The Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology Student Union is pleased to present the Specialist students with a mentorship opportunity. The LMP Mentorship Program was first launched as a pilot program in the 2015-16 academic year and was well-received by both mentees and mentors. Since then, we made many exciting changes to enrich the learning of our students and to further the tight-knit community LMP is known to have. We hope you join us on this exciting journey in 2016-17!

Roles of a Mentor

  • Communicate with, and provide guidance to mentee(s) including, but not limited to program planning, course selection, and extra-curricular involvement
  • Attend at least one LMPSU event per semester
  • Attend at least two LMPSU events per semester with mentee (first-year mentors excepted)
  • Complete two program development surveys per semester

 Roles of a Mentee

  • Attend at least two LMPSU event per semester with mentor
  • Complete two program development surveys per semester

First-Year Mentorship

This year, the LMPSU would also like to reach out to first-year life science students.

As a first-year mentee, you will:

  • Be acquainted with 11-12 other first-year students and 2-3 LMP Specialist mentors
  • Gain access to an online forum for exclusive to first-year mentors and mentees
  • Attend the Undergraduate Career Planning Seminar, presented by Dr. Avrum Gotlieb, Interim Chair of LMP
  • Have networking opportunities through various LMP academic seminars, including How to get Involved in Scientific Research, Perspectives of a Clinician-Scientist and many more

 Program requirements

First-year mentee

  • First-year student in the life sciences program at U of T
  • Interested in learning more about the LMP specialist program subject POSt

 Specialist mentee

  • 2nd or 3rd year student in the LMP specialist program


  • 3rd or 4th year student in the LMP specialist program


Applications have now closed for all mentors and mentees this school year. Thank you to all those who have applied.