The ASDS Rise Up Mentorship Program supports underrepresented minority (URM*) individuals in dermatology who are looking for guidance and to expand their support network.

Applications are being accepted for mentors.




2022 Cohort 



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Mentee Information

Mentee Expectations

  • In the application process, please indicate how you self-identify, in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or gender identity OR if you identify as an ally of URM and LGBTQ people.  
  • Share in 250-300 words how your racial / ethnic identity, sexual / gender identity and/or intersectionality has shaped your path to and experiences within the medical profession and the specialty of dermatology.

Should you meet the eligibility requirement, you are asked to:

  • Agree on the goals of the mentorship relationship, including the frequency of communication, and complete a Mentoring Relationship Agreement.
  • Participate in the virtual introductory mentee and mentor meeting.
  • Select a project you hope to complete with your mentor's support.
  • View a one-hour webinar entitled, “Jumpstart Your Mentorship.”
  • Connect with your mentor(s) at least once a month (encouraged).
    • Be open
    • Ask for help, support and guidance when needed
  • Attend the Rise Up Mentorship Reception on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. during the ASDS Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

For more information on the program, please contact ASDS Executive Director Katherine Duerdoth, CAE, at