Mentor Application

Applications are no longer being accepted for mentees.

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

2023–24 Cohort

Mentee Name Mentor Name
Isabella Camacho, MD Deirdre Hooper, MD
Marie Clark, MD David Ozog, MD
Jose L. Cortez, MD Nahid Vidal, MD
Andrea Medina Gonzalez, MD Rawaa Almukhtar, MD
Simone Montgomery, MD Nicole Negbenebor, MD
Brianna Olamiju, MD M. Laurin Council, MD, MBA
Omobola Onikoyi, MD Kanya Ferguson, MD
Dr. Patricia Oyetakin, MD Jeanine Downie, MD
Manoj Pawar, MD Rebecca Tung, MD
Victoria Perez, MD Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD
Marla A. Rodriguez Vazquez, MD Hema Sundaram, MD, MA
Monica Rosales Santillan, MD Kiyanna Williams, MD
Camila Villa Ruiz, MD, MPH Lawrence Green, MD


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. 18 from 6–7:30 p.m. during the ASDS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

For more information on the program, please contact ASDS Governance Manager Tamika Walton at