To inspire and equip disadvantaged and low-income students to become health care professionals through academic enrichment, leadership development, civic engagement and mentoring programs.
To engage, educate and empower students – from elementary to professional school – by providing resources, support and guidance to help them reach their true potential.
To help meet the nation’s healthcare and science needs by diversifying the biomedical workplace.
Inspiring the next generation of health and science professionals
Mentoring In Medicine is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works with underprivileged students in 3rd grade through health professional schools. Sponsor a student, class or program and help to inspire and prepare students to become health care and science professionals.
Mentoring in Medicine’s original visionaries
Lynne Holden, M.D.--President
Dr. Lynne Holden is working to change the face of medicine. She is the energetic President, Chief Executive Officer and co-visionary of MIM. Dr. Holden provides the overall leadership, recruits volunteers, facilitates program development, creates organizational strategy, and establishes collaborative partnerships. Dr. Holden earned her B.S. in Zoology from Howard University, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program. She is a practicing Emergency Department Physician Attending at Montefiore Health System (Moses Campus) and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.
Her many accolades and awards include:
- The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Leo Davidoff Society Teaching Award –2002
- The Universal Sisters’ Commitment to Women’s Health Award –2008
- Maybelline NY-Essence Empowerment through Education Award–2007
- The Society of Emergency Medicine Diversity Interest Group’s first Visionary Educator Award — 2008
- The Woman of the Year Award by the National Council of Negro Women, North Bronx Section — 2009
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader — 2009
- Washington Post Root 100 Leader — 2010
- Lifetime TV Remarkable Woman — 2010
- Featured on CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s Human Factor — 2011
- The Outstanding Contribution to Health Professional Education Award from NAMME–Northeast—2008
- Paul Burgess Community Advocate Award, Harlem Health Promotion Center, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University–2008
- The Gloria Bynoe Thomas Award by the City College Minority Association of Pre–Health Students—2009
- The Rev. Cannon Stewart Community Service Award by the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc.—2009
Andrew Morrison -- Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
As one of Mentoring in Medicine’s original visionaries, Andrew Morrison has utilized his 25+ years of award-winning marketing skills to assist the organization with strategic planning, fund development, outreach and new programs. He is credited with creating, “Morgan’s Big Biology Test” – a hip-hop science stage play, the virtual summer science camp and planning MIM Day – a mentoring event in several cities on the same day. In addition he has spearheaded MIM’s efforts in Montana with the Crow Indians, and in Anchorage with the Alaskan Native Americans.
Mr. Morrison is an accomplished entrepreneur who has built several million dollar revenue businesses in the areas of direct marketing, design and training. He is the founder of Small Business Camp, an entrepreneurial training and marketing services firm that provides high-impact strategies for entrepreneurs, executives and non-profit leaders. In this capacity, Mr. Morrison has trained hundreds of individuals from Hawaii to Nigeria. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain’s Magazine and The Network Journal 40
Under 40. Mr. Morrison received a B.S. (Electrical Engineering) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Raj K. Kirshnan, M.S., M.D.--Associate Director of School Based Programs
Associate Director of School Based Programs
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Kirshnan received his B.S. and M.S. in Physiology from Pennsylvania University State. He then received his MD at Chicago Medical School, where he became interested in urban health care and health care in a multiracial population on the west side of Chicago. He returned to the NY areas to pursue primary care/internal medicine at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital/NYU where he focused on primary care training in medicine. Since 2009, he has been at Montefiore Medical Center, and SAVES LIVES every day as a ER Hospitalist, serving the Bronx community health in the Emergency Room and inpatient hospital settings. Since 2010, Dr. RAJ has been dedicated to MIM, teaching at all of the schools in the after-school and in-class high school and middle school programs.
health & Science professionals
MIM was formed in 2006 and in its short existence has some significant achievements. In keeping with its rigorous professional standards, MIM subjects many of the program results to independent critical review by LightShift Associates, LLC.