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Doctor's Desk

Apply for the program

Fill out a brief form to help us get to know you and provide the best match

Get assigned to a mentor

Schedule 3 virtual or in person meetings with your mentor

Form a lasting and meaningful connection with a mentor

Explore potential research or in-person shadowing opportunities

Anatomy of the PULSE program

First Meeting:

  • Get acquainted with your mentor, discussing their field, career progression, and medical training.

  • Engage in conversations about relevant topics and current issues in their field.

  • Choose a specific topic to explore further.

Second Meeting:

  • Conduct research and read about the chosen topic.

  • Prepare to present your findings in a relaxed and comfortable learning environment.

  • Benefit mutually from this enriching experience with your matched physician mentor.

Third Meeting:

  • Schedule a final meeting to wrap up previous discussions and address any remaining questions.

  • Explore potential networks, further topics of interest, and other aspects you wish to delve into.


  • Maintain a valuable connection with your mentor beyond the formal program.

  • Seek their professional advice and explore future opportunities for research or shadowing experiences.


PULSE timeline

Timeline for PULSE applications and matches 

PULSE Fall 2023 Cycle

  • Physician Application Opens: August 28, 2023

  • Student Application Opens: September 24, 2023

  • Fall 2033 Cycle: October 23, 2023

PULSE Summer 2024 Cycle

  • Dates TBA (anticipated apps open in May)


*Exact dates are subject to change

PULSE timeline
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