Over the last year, I have been fortunate to be a part of the Mentoring Program of the ASA Committee on Professional Diversity. A little over a year ago while reading the ASA Monitor, I stumbled upon the experience of an anesthesia resident who, through the program, was active in designing policy and becoming a leader within our field. I was inspired to apply, and through the application process sought out my now-mentor Julian Goldman, M.D., whose research lined up well with my interests.

The ASA Mentoring Program has thus fostered the opportunity for Dr. Goldman and me to develop a mentor/mentee relationship and create research projects that we are actively working on. During the time we have worked together, we have created a prototype of an anesthesia-based mobile application that we plan to pilot. We will continue to...

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