A Commitment to Mentoring
Reap the rewards of a mentor relationship
Obtaining successful mentorship is critical at any stage of one’s career. Under the guidance of our professional development committee, ASPHO has established two valuable mentoring programs as part of our commitment to the career development needs of our members. Explore our early and mid-career mentoring programs below. The annual ASPHO Conference offers additional mentoring opportunities. Visit this year’s conference schedule when available to learn about the Speed Mentoring and Early Career Roundtable luncheon programs.
Early Career Mentoring Program
This year-round program provides medical students, residents, pediatric hematology/oncology fellows, junior physicians, and advanced practice providers the opportunity for mentoring in clinical, research, and clinician educator pathways, as well as advice regarding career development. Offering guidance as members launch and navigate their careers, the program helps develop a lasting foundation for excellent patient care and is vital to the continued advancement of the field.
"Participating in the ASPHO mentoring program has been an incredible opportunity for me to receive career advice and mentorship to complement what I receive at my home institution. I have been able to form an excellent professional relationship with my mentor." - Trisha Larkin, MD MBA FAAP
Mid-Career Mentoring Program
Developed to assist mid-career physician members in navigating the challenges and opportunities of this particular career stage, the annual program pairs mid-career members with senior-level mentors based on mentee needs. This program is a year-long endeavor that commences at the ASPHO conference and concludes at the time of the following conference, with one-on-one calls between mentoring dyads as well as group meetings of all the pairings. The program selects up to ten mentees annually via an application process. Applications for the 2024-2025 mentee class have now closed. The call for applications for our 2025-2026 class will open in fall of 2024.
See what two of our previous program mentees had to say about their experience:
"The ASPHO Mid-Career Mentoring Program has been one of the most impactful mentoring relationships of my career. The wisdom of a strong mentor from outside of my institution has made me a better leader, researcher, and clinician."
“The ASPHO Mid-Career Mentoring Program was so helpful - the structure and roadmap for the mentored relationship made the process seamless and so user friendly. Given how busy everyone is, having a pathway with a clear on-ramp for finding a new mentor that is external to my institution was so valuable and made the process so time efficient.”