The Matching Process

Basic flow chart of match process. Full details below.
MSMP Application Opens

Applications open for mentors in Late July-Early August and mentees in August

  • input basic mentor/mentee preferences or requests
  • input your information

Click here for the Mentee online application form!

MSMP Mixer
  • Meet with prospective mentees and mentors
  • Able to request any mentor/mentee at the mixer
  • If mentor or mentee is unable to attend meeting or does not have requests, the mentor/mentee’s application preferences are used instead
MSMP Board’s “Pairing” Meeting
  • Entire MSMP Board meets for one business day (meeting spans between 8am-5pm)
  • MSMP Board considers each application individually and reviews preferences

The following factors are considered:

  • Mentor/mentee requests and preferences (requests for specific individuals, mentor/menee attributes, specific interests, etc)
  • Demographic information (place of residence, hometown, high school, college, etc)
  • Major/minor in college
  • Interest in specific programs (ex: Imi Ho’ola)
  • Field of interest (interest in research, pediatrics, surgery, etc)
  • Year in school
Pairing finalized
  • Match list sent out to mentors and mentees
IF mentor/mentee is unsatisfied with their match
  • Mentee/mentor is free to report problems with pairing at anytime
  • MSMP Board will send a mid-year survey (December) to determine if any matches need to be changed
  • MSMP Board discusses the case at length
  • MSMP Board will make best effort to find new match for mentor or mentee