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Student Perspectives on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Yale

SPIDEY Mentoring

Program Description & Goals

The SPIDEY (Student Perspectives on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Yale) track of the PASS (Peer Advising by Senior Students) program aims to support students of all years throughout their time here by facilitating discussions and mentorship on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the MD-PhD program. We hope to provide students with easy access to a network of peers with diverse experiences & backgrounds and facilitate casual mentoring relationships without assigned pairings.

SPIDEY mentors are students who have completed M1 who are interested in building community and advising peers on DEI issues of their choice.

SPIDEY mentees can be any student in the program – everyone is welcome to reach out directly to SPIDEY mentor(s) they would like to connect with. A student can have multiple SPIDEY mentors, as well as be both a mentor and a mentee within SPIDEY.


  1. Sponsored chats (we provide Cafe Med cards for self-scheduled, in-person mentor-mentee meetings!)
  2. PASS mentorship event at the MD-PhD retreat
  3. DEI-related open discussion series
  4. SPIDEY interview panels for applicants

Contact a SPIDEY coordinator!

Would you like us to help you connect with a mentor? Recommend a mentor to you? Do you have questions, suggestions, or feedback for us? If so, please feel free to reach out to Linda, Michele, Kriza , or Kerri!

Important Note: If you are a current student, please view the complete version of our mentor profiles in the Student Library via sharepoint. Some information has been redacted from this public webpage to respect our mentors’ privacy.

Meet our SPIDEY mentors!