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

2020 Virtual Mentoring Program applications are now open, and will close January 31, 2020.

To learn more about the ASCO Virtual Mentoring Program and to apply click here.

ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program

The ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program is designed to encourage medical students and residents who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) to pursue rewarding careers in oncology.

For more information about the program, and to apply, please visit the Diversity Mentoring Program site.

Annual Meeting Mentoring

ASCO offers Mentoring Office Hours during the Annual Meeting. ASCO Annual Meeting Mentoring meetups require mentees to sign-up for a slot prior to attending. Information about the mentoring meetings will be available each Spring prior to the Annual Meeting.

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. 

For more information about ASCO Annual Meeting opportunities or to be notified of the open sign-ups, please provide your information through this brief survey.

Mentor Interest

ASCO offers a variety of mentoring opportunities for our members various needs. If you are interested in serving as a mentor for ASCO's mentoring initiatives, please fill out this brief interest form.


For questions about any of ASCO’s mentoring initiatives, please contact the ASCO Professional Development Team.