Comprised of volunteer professional health and graduate students, residents, faculty, and post-docs, Project SHORT (Students for Higher Education Opportunities and Representation in Training) is the first 501(c)(3) nonprofit to offer pro bono mentoring for both professional health and graduate school admissions.
Project SHORT was created in 2019 with the goal of combatting socioeconomic and systemic inequalities in the medical and graduate school admissions processes. Private pre-health consulting is expensive, and perpetuates an already-wide socioeconomic gap in medicine. Similarly, systemic biases in STEM training at the undergraduate level can lead to deficits in access to resources for medical and graduate school applications.
By offering free, high-quality mentorship, Project SHORT aims to help diversify the pool of highly qualified applicants applying to graduate and professional health schools.
Project SHORT is directed by an Executive Board
of both graduate and medical students. To see their respective roles and get in contact with any of them directly, navigate to the Executive Board
page here. The Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization.
Project SHORT is also advised by a Board of Directors
, which is comprised of professionals in science and medicine whose experience will guide the long-term growth of the organization.