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Our scholars currently include elementary, highschool, undergraduate pre-medical students, as well as current medical students. Each scholar is carefully selected based on our organization's mission.

 I Am Abel is commited to ensuring all scholars who are dedicated to achieving their dreams have the skills and resources required to do so, regardless of their beginnings. If you want to contact an I Am Abel Staff,email us at or click here


Join us and become A Physician or Medical Student Mentor for the URBAN BRIDGES MEDICAL MENTORING PIPELINE PROGRAM.

We encourage our physician mentors to apply year around.  We typically match physician mentors to mentees annually between March and May.  This corresponds with our admission cycle for students in our mentoring programs.  For that reason we need to identify a strong cohort of available physicians each year as students are only admitted based on our ability to place them with a mentor.  As need develops, we will often match a mentee with a mentor off cycle as well so having physicians available and ready to pair with a mentee helps us create a robust system of mentee support.

We also recruit medical student students year around.  While they too are often paired with a mentee between March and May, medical students may be paired year around with mentees from our Student Affiliate Program as those students are admitted with rolling admission.  

Click the links below to learn more and to register.



100 Hearts


Did you miss our last 100 Hearts? Check out our  upcoming 100 Hearts event!


"Chicago Citywide Health And Medical Careers Conference"


May 20-21, 2022 



To be held in Chicago, Illinois, this conference will serve as a networking opportunity for students beginning and continuing their journey to medicine. Stay updated.