Welcome to the 2023-2024 PeDRA Mentorship Program!
Mentorship is a long-revered tradition at PeDRA. Since the program’s inception in 2015, 136 PeDRA mentors have supported nearly 200 mentees. While grounded in research, PeDRA’s Mentorship Program offers flexibility for mentees and mentors to work through challenges that matter to them as individuals. Nurturing the next generation of pediatric dermatology investigators is a crucial component of moving research in the field forward.
To participate in the program, PeDRA requires a minimum of three (3) check-ins throughout the mentorship term, either in-person or by phone. Additionally, PeDRA staff are available to offer support and lead additional activities, including virtual Mentorship Mingles throughout the year.
This program does not offer mentoring on how to match into dermatology or pediatrics residencies. The PeDRA Mentorship program is focused on pediatric dermatology research.
The ratio of mentees to mentors for the upcoming program will be:
- 45 medical students for a 3:1 match
- 10 residents/interns/transitional year trainees for a 1:1 match
- 10 pediatric dermatology clinical fellows for a 1:1 match
- 15 early-to-mid-career investigators for a 1:1 match
New this year! The 2023-2024 PeDRA Mentorship Program has two options for mentees to select from. Mentees may apply for the traditional PeDRA mentorship option of 1:1 pairing. In the traditional program, mentors and mentees have the flexibility to discuss a variety of topics. New this year, a mentee may apply to be a part of a small research-intensive group (4 mentees maximum) focused strictly on mentorship within the following areas: translational research, basic science research, or industry-sponsored research. To qualify for the research-intensive group mentorship option, you must have completed training or be a clinical fellow. You will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in this new mentorship track in the application.
Elena Pope, MD
University of Toronto
Industry Sponsored Research Mentor
Nicole Ward, PhD
Basic Science Research Mentor
Beth Drolet, MD
University of Wisconsin
Translational Research Mentor
Applications for the 2023-2024 PeDRA Mentorship Program are now closed. However, PeDRA will continue to accept MENTOR applications through September 30. If you have questions, please contact PeDRA’s Associate Director of Educational Programs, Jenn Dawson.
- Must be an Active or Trainee PeDRA Member in good standing.
- Must be willing to commit to a minimum of three (3) meetings with your mentor, either in person or by phone.
- Must be willing to attend at least one (1) virtual mentorship event. Virtual Mentorship Mingles are held at the beginning of the program year and at the mid-way point.
If you would like to be a mentee and/or a mentor for the 2023-2024 Mentorship Program, please fill out the application by clicking on the appropriate box below. If you don’t see your category, please email PeDRA’s Associate Director of Education, Jenn Dawson for more information.
Mentors Apply Here
Calling All Mentors! PeDRA is in need of 50 mentors willing to mentor all individuals in all stages of their training and career. Mentors can be residents, fellows, and all practicing investigators and will receive a $500 stipend for their time. A minimum of three (3) check-ins are required throughout the mentorship program and it will be the responsibility of the mentee(s) to initiate these meetings.
Thank you to Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Incyte for their support of this independent medical education program.