LPOC and AIM Mentor Advisor Workshop – Los Angeles, CA

LPOC and AIM Mentor Advisor Workshop – Los Angeles, CA

The Latino Physicians of California (LPOC) and MiMentor present The Mentor Advisor Workshop

Addressing the Latino Physician Shortage 

“Mentor Advisor Workshop” is the product of a unique partnership between MiMentor and the Latino Physicians of California to increase the success of UIM pre-health students who are applying to medical school.  Kaiser Permanente Southern California Community Benefits has graciously funded the expansion of MiMentor’s pre-existing “Medical School Readiness Series” (MSR) for its 2012-2021 cohorts.  MSR has mentored several cohorts of pre-health students over the past few years, many of whom have successfully matriculated to medical schools locally and across the nation.  KP’s partnership with MiMentor and LPOC will allow the expansion of the MSR series to Orange County and Bakersfield.  In addition, this partnership will allow MiMentor and LPOC to recruit additional motivated mentors and train them for success in order to ultimately increase the numbers of successfully mentored UIM medical school matriculants in 2021 and beyond.  If you are new to mentoring, if you would like to enhance your mentoring skills and you believe that increasing the numbers of UIM health professionals will ultimately increase health equity for all then click on the eventbrite link below to register for this unprecedented opportunity for KP physicians.  If you located outside of the LA region, we will also be live-streaming this event. 

Purpose: Train mentors to help disadvantage prehealth students successfully apply to medical school.


  • Review current data as it affects underrepresented minority (URM) students and results in the Latino physician shortage

  • Learn to navigate and counsel underrepresented minority or disadvantaged students applying to medical school in the US

  • Review the current AMCAS application cycle, Multiple mini-interviews, letters of recommendation specifications, and Medical College  Admissions Test (MCAT) changes

Priority is given to Physicians.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch  will be provided by Altamed


Dr. Lisa Montes-Tan, Kaiser Permanente

  • Introduction 

  • Timekeeper 

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Dr. David Hayes-Bautista

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

          -Topic: The Latino Physician Shortage

                   -Data on the Latino physician shortage and how it affects patient care and worsens health disparities

                   -Importance of culture and language

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM – Dr. Efrain Talamantes

          -Topic: Importance of Mentorship

                  -Data on  mentorship

                  -Introduction to MiMentor data, website and app

                  -Qualities of a good mentor/ Resources for mentors

                  -How to mentor DACA students and at-risk students

 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM – Dr. Margarita Loeza, CMIO at the Family Medicine, Venice Family Clinic

         -Topic: Medical School Admission Requirements for Disadvantaged Students

                -GPA and MCAT requirements and application process

                -Describe Medical School Readiness Series (MSR) series and how mentors can help

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM – Lunch

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM – Dr. Consuelo “Connie” Casillas, Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

          -Discussion, next steps, solutions

         -Pre- and Post-CME surveys

If you have any questions, please email latino.physicians@gmail.com. 

Please visit our websites:  www.latinophysiciansofca.org  OR mimentor.org.