Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ASCP Mentorship Program?
This program offers any ASCP members a diagnostic medicine focused mentorship. Mentors and mentees must enroll and then match up to work together for the entirety of the cycle. Mentorships last for one year and can be renewed at the end of the cycle.
Is there a fee associated with using the ASCP Mentorship Program?
No, there is no extra charge for using this resource. The Mentorship Program is an ASCP member benefit.
Do I have to enroll by a certain date?
No, you can enroll in the program at any time.
Who are the Mentors?
Mentors are ASCP members, who have volunteered their time and lend their expertise.
Who are the Mentees?
Mentees are members of ASCP, seeking support and/or guidance.
Can I be a Mentor and a Mentee at the same time?
Yes, you can do so by enrolling and creating separate profiles under the Enroll as a Mentor and Enroll as a Mentee sections of the website.
How are Mentors and Mentees matched?
Members will first enroll as a mentor, mentee or both. When enrolling in the program, members will select preferences for various demographics to establish their personal criteria. Mentors will be matched with a mentee based on the search criteria selected by the mentee.
Can I get continuing education credit for participating in the ASCP Mentorship Program?
No, the Mentorship Program is not approved for continuing education credit.
How do I match?
Members must first enroll as a Mentor, Mentee, or both. During the enrollment process, members will select preferences for various demographics to establish their personal criteria.
A registered Mentee will visit the “Search Profiles” page and fill in their search criteria to search for possible Mentors. The Mentee will click the names of the potential Mentors to view their profiles. Once the Mentee has found a possible Mentor, click on their profile to send a personal message requesting a Discovery Call. An email will be sent to the Mentor alerting them that they have received a message.
If the Mentor and Mentee have a satisfactory Discovery Call, complete the Partnership Policy and send a formal mentoring request through ASCP Mentorship Program website.
A Mentor is able to search and request a Mentee using the same process. But we recommend that the Mentee initiate the relationship.