Diversity Mentorship Program: Information for mentors

The American Academy of Dermatology invites current members to volunteer as mentors in the Diversity Mentorship Program, a program offered to first- through fourth-year medical students who are underrepresented in medicine.*

Program description

Through this one-on-one mentorship program, volunteer mentors provide medical students with hands-on exposure in the field of dermatology and help stimulate interest in dermatology as an obtainable career choice.

Each medical student is required to complete a one-month, 160-hour mentorship with his or her volunteer mentor by December 1 of the current award year.

Medical students: Find more information about the Diversity Mentorship Program and apply.

Become a mentor

The mentorship is open to a variety of practice settings, including private practice, research, surgical dermatology, etc.

Each applicant is required to secure a mentor prior to submitting an application. The AAD provides a database of mentor profiles to assist applicants in the selection process. An applicant who is interested in having you as a mentor should be in contact with you before they submit their application. Applications are due by November 30.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the Diversity Mentorship Program, please complete your online mentor profile. As a reminder, your volunteer mentorship hours can be recorded within the Academy’s Volunteer Recognition Program.

Questions? Please contact Tina Matillano at (847) 240-1344 or email timatillano@aad.org.

*The Academy recognizes the following racial groups as underrepresented in the field of dermatology, as related to the U.S. population: African-American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.