School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Community Service and Engagement - Prospective Students


INSPIRE is an eight-week mentoring and applied research program designed to build the pipeline for Hispanic students pursuing higher education in the fields of science and biomedical research. The long-term goal of INSPIRE is to increase the number of qualified students from underrepresented populations completing advanced degree health programs and serving the community as practicing health professionals. Its primary purpose is to provide hands-on biomedical research opportunities and mentoring to promising high school and college students.

Students in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies play an important role as mentors to the talented local high school and college students who participate in the INSPIRE program. Being an INSPIRE graduate student mentor is a rewarding experience that allows our graduate students to give back to the surrounding community. It is one of many ways our students make a difference in the lives of others while pursuing an advanced education at RFUMS.

The INSPIRE program typically runs from mid June through early August.
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