What is GABA
GABA is a chemical in the brain that helps reduce anxiety and increase learning. We hope to live up to that name through our supportive community centered on empowered learning. This will help more diverse and compassionate pre-health students make it into medical programs and combat the global shortage of 2.4 million health professionals.
Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who gets it. Share what you want to be when you grow up and we'll help you get there
Exchange experiences, wisdom and opportunities with peer tutors, mentors, and other empathetic students
Attend tele-mentoring, virtual events and study groups. Celebrate your setbacks and victories with the community
How it works
Our founders are both medical students that struggled to find the right study tools and right connection to guide them to success. Scrolling hours of perfect instagram photos from other medical students only made the experience more lonely. We wanted to create a community that was both supportive and honest about what it really takes to become a health professional. We wanted access to tutors and mentors that wouldn't cost a car payment for one session. We created GABA.
Want to schedule a mentor session?
You could be helping the next generation of healthcare leaders and paying for that new study tool at the same time by becoming a GABA certified tutor, coach, or mentor
Complete your GABA profile and select 'Tutor' or 'Coach'
Introduce yourself to the community in the GABA Synapse and attend orientation to meet clients
Be selected and certified to start earning money for your efforts
Yes! And you can subscribe for notifications about new opportunities
Mentors are there to walk with you along your journey. They are usually people in your field and can advise on a broad range of topics. Coaches are more focused. A coach can help you with specialized areas like your personal statement, interview prep, public speaking, resume building, etc.
Yes! GABA is designed to help student make money through their academic career. A student can choose to be a tutor, mentor, or coach on the platform.
Nope! We're one big healthcare family. GABA is for students aspiring to 24 different health careers. These include: Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctors of naturopathic medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Healthcare Administration, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Scribe, Speech-Language Pathology, Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work, Dental Assistant, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Doctor of Pharmacy, Registered Dietician, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Allopathic Medicine, Phlebotomy, and growing!
Did we mention we're one big healthcare family? Yes! International and nontraditional students are also a part of the GABA community and are matched to other students with similar backgrounds and goals