New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program
In 2023 the ASPN Foundation sponsored a Scholar to participate in the New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program (NCS).
NCS is a resident-mentorship program aimed at decreasing racial and ethnic disparities by increasing the number of underrepresented in medicine (UiM) academic pediatricians. Recruited during the second year in residency, New Century Scholars are paired with junior and senior mentors who provide ongoing support to the scholar during residency, career planning, the fellowship application process, and onward. Additionally, New Century Scholars participate in ongoing virtual programming and/or in-person programming held prior to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting.
OUTCOME: The Scholar has been accepted into the Pediatric Nephrology Program at Lurie Children’s.
We have set a goal to raise $5000 to expand participation in the NCS program next year by sponsoring additional Scholars.