Mentorship Programs


SOCS Mentorship Program

The SOCS Mentorship Program is a comprehensive program that connects young physicians and medical students with an approved skin of color expert from SOCS. The Mentorship Program is now open to medical students. Residents can serve as both a mentor (to medical students) AND as a mentee (matched with a practicing dermatologist).

 SOCS Mentorship Program (Criteria And Application)

Applications Available: August 1
Application Deadline:
 December 1
Recipients Notified: Q1 2022
Applications for this program are now closed.

SOCS Observership Grant Award

Up to $2,000 grants to be awarded to dermatology residents, medical students (2nd-4th year), or junior faculty to enable study with a SOCS mentor. It is required that both the mentor and the applicant must be members of SOCS. The SOCS Observership Grant is intended for travel, room and board as needed to establish and facilitate the mentoring relationship. In light of COVID-19-related concerns, if an in-person mentorship is not possible during this period, funds will be held until in-person engagement will be feasible or an updated detailed budget and justification for the revised expenses can be submitted.

SOCS Observership Grant (Criteria and Application)

Applications Available: August 1
Application Deadline:
December 1
Recipient Notified: Q1 2022
Applications for this grant are now closed.


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