Training Member Resources

Mentorship Program: Beyond the Scope


Building Connections to Enhance Professional and Personal Development in GI

A mentorship partnership is powerful, influencing the professional and personal development of individuals.  The ASGE Mentorship Program is designed to cultivate relationships between fellows and experienced gastroenterologists with various perspectives in practice settings, geographic location and demographic characteristics. 

Exposing mentees to mentors outside of their institution allows them to explore additional areas of interest not traditionally addressed in their training program as well as develop an understanding of how to navigate personal and professional issues that may impact the trajectory of their career. 

Who Can Participate?

US-based fellows entering their second, third or fourth year of their GI fellowship.

Applying to the Program

Fellows requesting a mentor should complete the ASGE Mentee Application Form on or before April 30.  Fellows applying to the program must be members in good standing and must maintain an active membership throughout the program.

Mentees/Mentors will be advised of their matches no later than July 15.  

How are Mentees/Mentors Paired

Mentors and mentees will be matched based on desired criteria indicated on the application forms. Match preferences will be taken into consideration.

Areas of Interest

  • Practice Management/Hospital Operations
  • Clinical Practice
  • Private Practice
  • Research
  • Academics/Training
  • Physician Executive
  • Work-Life Balance

Program Duration

The program is a two-year commitment. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet virtually or in-person at minimum two times per year. Both parties will be required to complete surveys at regular intervals throughout the program duration.


Please contact Bina Mesheimer, Manager of Membership, at or 630.570.5671.