ASCRS Mentoring Opportunities 

Members of ASCRS have a vast wealth of knowledge regarding career development, research, leadership and practice building. ASCRS offers several mentorship opportunities throughout the year.



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Why is mentorship an essential component of career growth?

"I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the ASCRS mentorship program. I was paired with a mentor whose career (and personal) goals aligned closely with my own. I was able to learn from the success they had within their practice as well as on a national level. I continue to maintain my relationship with my mentor even after the program ended and credit them for much of the success I have been able to achieve in my first few years of practice. I would recommend this program for any surgeon looking to develop their career - it vastly exceeded my already high expectations."
 - Aneel Damle, MD

"The ASCRS mentorship is fantastic!  The comprehensive approach to the program is invaluable with mentors and mentees thoughtfully paired to address mentees’ particular areas of need with everything from academics/research to private practice growth.  Personally, my mentee, Dr. Traci Hedrick, has been a tremendous advocate and teacher.  I highly recommend the mentorship program to new or recent colorectal surgery fellowship graduates!"
 - Thomas Curran, MD MPH 

"While walking up to senior members and leadership at ASCRS can be very intimidating; the speed mentoring creates an infrastructure to have dedicated face to face time to ask the how, when, and why questions from senior members who have insight and experience in building a successful colorectal career in leadership, clinical practice, surgical education, and research."
 - Melissa Chang, MD