Underrepresented Minorities Resources: Mentoring

Residents and medical students

  • 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. The program seeks to educate physicians-in-training about rewarding careers in oncology by fostering relationships with mentors who can provide career and educational guidance and serve as a professional resource. The 2019 ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program term will begin in Spring 2019. The mentoring term is up-to 12 months with a 6 month minimum commitment. UCSF Office of career and professional development (medical, nursing and pharmacy students):

Mentoring programs for UCSF postdocs/faculty

  • Scientists 4 Diversity Population: UCSF Learners, UCSF Staff, UCSF Faculty, Underrepresented Minorities Interests: Academic, Outreach, Community Building, Informational Session, Mentorship The goal of S4D is to foster a supportive community for the professional development of traditionally underrepresented individuals in scientific research. S4D advocates for mentorship, provides outreach, and promotes discussion on topics that impact an increasingly diverse cohort of current and aspiring scientists.
  • Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Scholars Program - Funds less experienced minority investigators at the junior faculty or postdoc level to conduct pilot studies to investigate issues of aging in African American, Latino, Asian, and sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations.

Opportunities for to serve as a mentor

  • SF BUILD – is a collaboration between UC San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) to enhance diversity of the biomedical research workforce by transforming the teaching and research environments at SF State. The Cancer Control ProgramBreast Oncology, and Tobacco Control Program at the HDFCCC mentor these students and work with them on projects in their labs.  
  • Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) – Leads a range of programs for SFUSD K-12 teachers. These programs include classroom-based partnerships, courses, and seminars.
  • Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) – This program has worked closely with Bay Area School Districts for the past 18 years supporting underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged students in San Francisco and Daly City.  EAOP provides services that lead to academic success, exposes students and their families to health careers, and increase the number going to college.
  • The CURE Internship is a paid opportunity for 10 rising African American and Latino high school juniors and seniors to spend two months at UCSF supporting cancer research. The internship is a partnership between the UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program and the Hellen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that provides high school students with an exceptional scientific, health and medical environment to further their career interests but also the opportunity for students’ academic and professional development.
  • Oasis for Girls - Partners with young women of color aged 14-18 from under-resourced communities in San Francisco to provide a medical internship experience. For more information contact Marisa McFarlane ([email protected])