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Mentor Volunteer Form

Thank you for your interest in serving as a mentor. Please note that your name will be kept in the Mentor Volunteer database for consideration for future mentoring opportunities unless requested otherwise.

Please fill out all fields relevant to your participation as a MRI Programs mentor.

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The ASH Minority Resident Hematology Award Program (MRHAP) is for first- and second-year medical residents who are enrolled in an internal medicine, pathology, or pediatric residency program to be completed over the course of a year (approximately 320-480 hour commitment).
The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) now has three research experience models. Students can choose one of the following options to complete a research project:

  • Summer research experience for minority medical students between their first and second year of medical school, to be conducted during the summer break (8-12 weeks) with a laboratory- or clinically-based hematology investigator.
  • Flexible research experience for minority medical students in their first, second, or third year of medical school, to be completed over the course of a year (approximately 320-480 hour commitment).
  • Yearlong research experience for minority medical students in between their first and second, second and third, or third and fourth year of medical school. Participants will take a year off from medical school to engage in research full-time.

Please email a copy of your current NIH bio sketch, including current research support, to [email protected].

In the event that an applicant requests to be placed with a mentor matching your area of research, you will be contacted by ASH staff to confirm your availability. Your contact information will not be released to applicants without your approval.

Research mentors are members of ASH who assume the responsibility of overseeing the participant's work and progress. As a research mentor, you are responsible for helping the applicant develop a research proposal for the application; however, please know there is no guarantee the applicant will be accepted into the program.

Once participants have been identified for the program, the Committee on Promoting Diversity assigns each participant with a career development mentor. For the purpose of this program, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to, providing intellectual growth and development, career development, professional guidance, advocacy, and positive role modeling. We ask that mentors maintain regular contact with mentees through a combination of email, phone, and in-person communication. Every effort will be made during the matching process to have the mentee be local; if not in the same institution, within the same city whenever possible.