The first year of medical school involves many changes. In addition to entering a rigorous academic program, this may include a geographic move or incorporating a student schedule into an established life in Portland. The changes are exciting and may at times be overwhelming. To assist in the transition, NCNM has a tradition of mentoring first year students. We offer the pairing of continuing students with incoming students to help them navigate their way through the first year of the Classical Chinese or Naturopathic Medicine Programs.