JMSA Mentorship Program

JMSA’s Student Ambassadors are creating a mentorship program to connect premedical students, medical students, and physicians of Japanese and Japanese-American backgrounds. We hope that this will help build a supportive and close-knit medical community. 

Any undergraduate/graduate students and professionals of Japanese and Japanese-American background who have an interest in furthering their career in medicine within the United States are encouraged to sign up. We also appreciate any physicians of Japanese and Japanese-American background or physicians who have worked in the Japanese medical space to serve as mentors to our aspiring physicians. We envision mentees and mentors meeting virtually or in person. Once signed up, please expect an update from us in late November or early December. 

If you are a pre-medical or medical student, sign up using this link:

If you are a physician and would like to be a mentor, please sign up via this link:

We are excited for you to be a part of our JMSA family! For questions or suggestions, please email

Updates as of 4/1/23 (dates of received applications in parentheses):

Cohort 1 (5/2022 ~ 6/2022): All students matched!

Cohort 2 (7/2022 ~ 11/13/2022): All students matched!

Cohort 3 (11/14/2022 ~ 3/31/2023): We are currently working on matching mentees with mentors. Please expect to hear back from us around mid-May to June.

Cohort 4 (4/1/2023 ~ 9/2023) We are currently accepting new mentees! Please sign up using the above link. Please expect to hear from us regarding your result around October or November of 2023.

JMSA Mentorship Program