Program Overview

1. Start

Complete a mentor profile or mentee profile (you can also do both!). Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step 2.

2. Enroll

Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Sign up:

Enroll as a Mentor Enroll as a Mentee

Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage and start/end date. Mentorships can range in length from one month to a full year, to discuss a specific timely topic or to fully examine your goals. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match.

Keep in mind in order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.

3. Search

Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria and select topic(s) of interest which include:

  • Career Stage
  • Mentoring Topics (i.e. Writing and publishing research articles)
  • Specialties (i.e. Cytology)
  • Mentorship Length
  • And more!

If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The Mentor Directory will do the work for you and populate the results.

4. Connect

Next, click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentorship Program badge, which will allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the “back” button to return to your previous search results.