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Faculty Mentor Program (FMP)

Through the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP), students can develop valuable relationships with UC San Diego faculty mentors while participating in an independent study course (99 or 199) designed to build their research skills. The FMP offers assistance every step of the way—finding and establishing a connection with a mentor, learning research & writing skills, and exploring post-graduate career paths through workshops and seminars. The FMP is open to all majors!

As of September 2020, the FMP is open to students with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.  Students can participate for 2 or 3 consecutive quarters during the academic year.

Program Information

The Faculty Mentor Program helps students gain research experience and develop valuable relationships with UC San Diego faculty mentors during the academic year. Click below for more information.

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How to Apply

The current application cycle is closed. The fall 2023 application will open in August. Click below to learn more about FMP eligibility and how to apply.

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FMP Symposium

As of May 2020, the FMP Symposium transitioned to the Online Undergraduate Research Symposium (OURS), which displays student's research projects on a virtual platform for one week during Spring Quarter. 

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FMP Emergency Medicine Program

Interested in a career in medicine, healthcare, or clinical research? Find out more about the FMP Emergency Medicine Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click below to review frequently asked questions about FMP.

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FMP Coordinator Contact Information

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Contact: Beverly Fruto


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