The strategy to become a mentor begins by identifying a primary study program. Once identified, contact the program director who will request your NIH biosketch and other support. This study program director will serve as your advocate and present you to the Third Year committee, which meets monthly. The purpose is to assure that the research experience would be optimal for a medical student. After approval, you are added to the Third Year website where prospective students browse when deciding upon a research experience. It is often helpful to cross-list yourself under all applicable study programs to increase your accessibility to interested medical students. The Third Year website draws information directly from Scholars@Duke. We suggest visiting the site regularly to update your information.