The ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program is designed to encourage U.S.-based medical students and residents who are underrepresented in medicine (UIM) to pursue rewarding careers in oncology by fostering relationships with mentors who can provide career and educational guidance and serve as a professional resource. The 2024-25 ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program term will begin in Summer 2024. The mentoring term is up to 12 months, with a 6-month minimum commitment.

Request a Mentor

Applications for the 2024-25 Diversity Mentoring Program are open from February 16, 2024, until April 15, 2024.

To apply for the Diversity Mentoring Program, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a DO or MD program at a U.S. medical school;
  • Self-identify as underrepresented in medicine (UIM), as defined according to the Association of American Medical Colleges definition, as “those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.” For the purposes of this program, races and ethnicities that have been identified as UIM coincide with those in ASCO Workforce Diversity Strategic Plan, which “include but are not limited to American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander.” 

Application Instructions

All materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Application Portal. Paper applications or applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM ET on April 15, 2024. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your specific mentoring needs, please email ASCO Professional Development staff.

Become a Mentor

Fellows and practicing oncologists are strongly encouraged to apply to become mentors.

To serve as a mentor, please complete the Mentor Interest Form.

Please contact ASCO Professional Development Staff with any questions and for information on additional mentoring opportunities.

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