Education Scholars Program

ASCO is seeking members with a commitment to education who want the expertise and leadership skills to enhance the ASCO learning portfolio as well as medical education overall.

Participants in the selective yearlong program will:

  • Join a community of education scholars,
  • Undergo learning science training,
  • Design an ASCO education activity based on learning theory and learning science,
  • Become medical education leaders, and
  • Undertake leadership training by our LDP leadership coach.

Program Objectives

Participants will

  • Understand cognitive science and adult learning theory and apply it to an ASCO learning activity (with the intent to integrate the activity into ASCO’s education portfolio);
  • Engage in leadership development activities with an executive leadership coach;
  • Develop expertise in the design of education activities;
  • Advance medical education within ASCO, their institution, and the medical community as a whole; and
  • Serve on an ASCO-focused education committee or planning group to lead the integration of learning science into additional programs/activities after completion of the Education Scholars Program.

If you have any questions regarding the Education Scholars Program or application process, please email ASCO Professional Development staff.


The application for the 2022-2023 ASCO Education Scholars Program is now closed. The ESP application period was from September 1, 2021, to November 22, 2021. The 2023-2024 application period will open Summer 2022.

2021 Supporters: This list reflects commitments as of April 21, 2021.

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Allen S. Lichter, MD, FASCO
ASCO CEO 2006-2016