Oncologists often face challenges that impact their professional development and career paths. Mentorship can be a beneficial tool in shaping career success and development.  

The ASCO Virtual Mentors Program is a yearlong program designed to support oncologists with unmet mentoring needs. It pairs oncologists with a mentor outside of their institution through virtual technology. This program is designed to support the individual learning, growth and professional development of each mentee.

Participants in this year-long program learn valuable skills about developing successful mentoring relationships, and have the opportunity to set professional development goals. 

Benefits of Participating in the Virtual Mentors Program

Mentors can play a major role in helping oncologists develop their professional interests and take steps towards fulfilling their career goals. Whatever your area of interest, the Virtual Mentors Program can support your professional development needs.

  • Clinical and Research Interests
  • General Career Guidance
  • Publication Guidance
  • Women's Professional Development

Mentee Eligibility

To be eligible for the ASCO Virtual Mentors Program, applicants must:

  1. Be an ASCO Member (or submit a membership application in conjunction with the online application)
  2. Commit one-hour each month to participating in the mentoring experience during the year-long program
  3. Commit to participating in the ASCO Mentoring Workshop, in conjunction with the ASCO Annual Meeting in June 2019.

Interested in participating in the Virtual Mentors Program?

Applications are open through January 25, 2019.

All applications must be submitted in accordance to the requirements and instructions in the Virtual Mentors Program Request for Applications (RFA). All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through https://grants.conquer.org.

Please note: in accordance with the mentee application, ASCO staff will work to find a mentor that matches the applicant’s professional interests. Every effort will be made to match mentee applicants with a suitable mentor based on the stated career development need. 


Read more about the Virtual Mentor program in the ASCO Connection article, "A Mentor in the U.S. and a Mentee in India Discuss Breast Cancer Cases Over the Phone—and in Person: An ASCO Virtual Mentor Program Experience."


The ASCO Virtual Mentors Program is partially supported by the Conquer Cancer Mission Endowment.