The Committee on Professional Diversity announces its annual call for proposals for the ASA Mentoring Program. The goal of the program is to foster diversity within ASA through mentorship. The program provides funding up to $5,000 to mentor/mentee pairs who submit a project of mutual interest. The project may be oriented to scientific or clinical research, or an educational, political advocacy or organized medicine endeavor.
Joel Musee, M.D., 2013 award recipient and CA-2 resident at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, described his experience:
The matched mentee/mentor pair should submit the application form, their individual curriculum vitae and a one- to two-page description of their project to the ASA Committee on Professional Diversity no later than June 30, 2014. The submission should include the following:
Mentors should be well-established clinicians, educators and researchers, and current ASA leaders who have a particular interest in and passion for mentoring a rising medical student,...