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ASCO Diversity Mentoring Program

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Medical students; Other: residents

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession


The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Diversity Mentoring Program lasts up to 1 year and it provides medical students and residents who are underrepresented in medicine with experienced mentors who provide career and educational guidance about specializing and practicing in oncology. The goal of the Diversity Mentoring Program is to increase the diversity of practicing oncologists in the United States by growing a pipeline of future professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

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