Northeast Region Tzu Ching Healthcare Career Mentorship Program

The program is to provide college students earlier exposure to the healthcare industry and to nurture the young generation of future healthcare providers with compassion and empathy.


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The Goals of the Program

To nurture a future healthcare workforce that is prepared through early exposure, supported through personalized mentorship, and inspired to serve with compassion and empathy through community engagement and interactive seminars.

How It Works

Mentees must complete 40 hours of community engagement in different areas and attend 70% of the seminars offered throughout the year in order to receive shadowing, research, or internship opportunities. 

Mentees must meet with mentors at least once a month or their mutually agreed upon frequency and method in order to gain more knowledge of their mentor’s specialization and incorporate the guidance and lessons shared by their mentor into their career of choice.

Program Cycle

From November to July of next year followed by two months of shadowing, research, or internship opportunities over the summer.

What to Expect
  • Earlier exposure to healthcare
  • Opportunities to grow your empathy and compassion
  • Community engagement
  • Networking opportunities with peers and professionals
  • Mentorship by experienced professionals

Presenting Partners

Northeast Region TCCA

TCCA Boston

TCCA Columbia University

TCCA Cornell University

TCCA Fordham University

TCCA New York City

TCCA New York University

TCCA Stony Brook University

Challenge Start and End Dates

October 16, 2021 – November 13, 2021

What You’ll Be Doing 

Personal Effort:

Use the Cred. mobile app to select 1-3 actions that you want to work on every day for 30 days, and document your progress in the app. 

#SustainableLiving action items will be related to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

If you choose #EatRainbow action, you will be receiving different actions every day to try a fun and healthy plant-based diet designed by our food experts with years of experience in the nutrition world.

Group Support:

Join a weekly 45-minute live webinar to learn about the group’s progress, learn from guest speakers, and interact with other participants. Recordings will be available for anyone who cannot meet our schedule.

Webinar Schedules:
Webinar Schedules in US time zone (please convert to your local time accordingly)

October 16, 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm ET / 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PT

October 23, 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm ET / 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PT
Connect, Reflect and Learn

October 30, 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm ET / 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PT
Connect, Reflect and Learn

November 6, 9:00 pm ET – 9:45 pm ET / 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PT
Connect, Reflect and Learn

November 13, 9:00 pm ET – 9:45 pm ET / 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm PT

Presenting Partners

Debby Darwin
President of Youth Foundation

Brian Brown
President of Youth Foundation

Catherine Cool
President of Youth Foundation

Who Is Eligible?

We welcome anyone over the age of 15. Bring a friend and double the impact.

Join as a Participant

RSVP with the form below. You will receive an email with further instructions for downloading the mobile app and creating a user account. (Please check your inbox for the incoming message.)

Join as a Collaborator

Whether you’re a college club, high school club, social influencers, NGO or individual, we invite you to help spread the word on social media. We also encourage you to host side events to help increase the impact of this 30 day challenge. Check out the toolkit for useful content on collaboration.


Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

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Previous Challenge Highlights

In early 2021, we hosted a 30-day well-being challenge to support physical, mental, and spiritual health and combat the impacts of COVID-19. Participants from 11 different countries completed a total of 2,503 actions to promote the 3rd Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), Good Health and Wellbeing.

These deeds include:

acts of mindfulness
acts of compassion
acts of resilience
acts of gratitude

To learn more about the UN’s 3rd SDG, please visit:

To learn more about the UN’s 3rd SDG,