Dr. Lynne Holden provides an extraordinary work in helping students who want to pursue medical careers. You’d think being an emergency medicine physician at one of the county’s busiest emergency departments would be enough, but that doesn’t begin to describe how Lynne Holden, M.D,. of Montefiore Medical Center, is making a difference.
Dr. Holden is the founder and executive director of Mentoring in Medicine (MIM), a non-profit organization that works with students in disadvantaged areas from 3rd grade through health professional schools. MIM ignites, cultivates, and prepares students to become health care professionals by allowing them to interact with established expert health care professionals around the country.
The organization, which has chapters in New York City and Oakland, California, offers students interested in medical careers the opportunity to “shadow” health professionals, to learn what they do on a daily basis. Opportunities for the students themselves to organize and follow-through on community service projects is also part of the learning process.
Dr. Holden provides the overall leadership for the team, recruits volunteers, facilitates program development, creates overall organizational strategy, and establishes collaborative partnerships.
Dr. Holden attended Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine in 1995 at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Bronx, NY. She served as chief resident her final year. She is a board-certified Emergency Medicine doctor. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
For the past nine years, Dr. Holden has served as a co-chairperson of the Admissions Committee at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and as Montefiore residency site director of the Jacobi-Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program for three years.. Dr. Holden is also the coordinator for The Emergency Department Clinical Exposure and Mentoring Program. She is a deaconess at The Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and serves on the Scholarship, Health and Hospitality Ministries.
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