Wilkes University


P1 team and transfer mentor application process now open.

I hope you are enjoying your summer, learning at your IPPE, and taking a bit of a rest!

Applications for the Pharmacy Team Peer Mentor program for the School of Pharmacy are now being accepted. As you may recall, last year your team was assigned a P2 mentor during orientation. Working closely with Dr. Olenak and the faculty advisors, peer mentors provide guidance and support during the P1 year and beyond. In addition, Drs. Kristeller and Ference will look to the mentors for some guidance and advice in the Foundations course.

In addition to the team mentors, we are also looking for a student to serve as a transfer mentor.  This is a transfer student that helps the new students overcome barriers that are unique to transferring into a new school.   

If you think you may be interested in serving as a peer or transfer mentor, please send Mrs. Frail an email with a brief essay of why you want to be a mentor and why you think you'd be a good fit for the program.  Students must be in good academic standing, please include your current GPA from the end of the P1 year.  If you’re interested, you need to commit to attending P1 orientation (Sunday 8/25) and the White Coat Ceremony (Sunday 9/8). In your e-mail, please indicate if you can make these two Sundays.

If you are interested, please respond to Mrs. Frail via email (bernadette.frail@wilkes.edu) by July 15th. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Drs. Olenak or Kristeller.  We will let you know if  you are selected as a mentor on or before August 9th, so please mark the dates of 8/25 and 9/8 on your calendar to keep them open. 

We appreciate your consideration to serve as a P2 mentor!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Dr. Kristeller