ASCO mentoring initiatives aim to pair participants with a mentor to support individual learning, growth, and professional development needs. ASCO offers a wide variety of mentoring, including long-term and situational mentoring for both international and domestic participants across multiple populations and career stages.
ASCO Virtual Mentoring Programs
ASCO’s Virtual Mentoring Programs pairs members with a mentor outside of their institution through virtual technology to address unmet career development needs of:
- Practicing Oncologists
- Populations Underrepresented in Medicine
- Women in Oncology
- Oncologists in Training
Eligible applicants for the ASCO VMP must be ASCO members or submit a membership application in conjunction with their VMP application.
The ASCO Virtual Mentoring Program application is now open. Applications for the 2021-22 VMP will be accepted until July 15, 2021.
ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program
The ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program is designed to encourage U.S.-based medical students and residents who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) to pursue rewarding careers in oncology.
Annual Meeting Mentoring
ASCO offers mentoring opportunities during its Annual Meeting.
Annual Meeting mentoring meetups requires advance sign-up and information on how to participate in for a mentoring session will be available each Spring prior to the Annual Meeting.
Journals Lounge-Global Oncology
The Publications Lounge is a place where authors, editorial board members, and reviewers can gather to relax, take a coffee break, and network. The Publications Lounge offers Global Oncology Mentoring Hours, during which attendees meet for 30-minute time slots to talk about issues related to Global Oncology.
Women Networking Center
The Women's Networking Center is a dedicated space to meet the professional development needs for women in oncology. The Center provides mentoring opportunities for women in the field to make connections, discuss professional goals, or seek career advice.
Trainee & Early Career Oncologist Member Lounge
The Lounge offers one-on-one mentoring meetings to meet the unique early career development needs of students, residents, trainees, and oncologists within 1-3 years post-training. Lounge attendees can sign-up to meet with a more experienced oncologist to discuss their career or training goals and to receive professional development guidance.
Find more information about ASCO Annual Meeting networking opportunities.
Mentorship Interest Forms
If you are interested in receiving more information about ASCO's mentoring initiatives, please share your contact information through this brief mentee interest form.
ASCO offers a variety of mentoring opportunities for our members' various needs. If you are interested in serving as a mentor please complete this brief mentor interest form.
For questions about any of ASCO’s mentoring initiatives, please contact the ASCO Professional Development Team.