About Us

2017-2018 MSMP Executive Board.
Pictured left to right:
Back row: Hollyann Loui, Brysa Kato, Blake Pinell, Jin Bae, Carrie Ip, Megan Stevenson
Front row: Gabe Monti, Lea Lacar, Pi’imauna Kackley, Reese Suzuki, Wakako Horiuchi, Chase Warashina

Founded in 2002, the Medical Student Mentorship Program (MSMP) is a student-run organization that pairs current medical students John A. Burns School of Medicine with undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Through these pairings, our goal is to help foster relationships between undergraduates and medical students and faculty. Over the years, we have paired more than 600 mentees with medical student mentors via an extensive matching process. Mentor-mentee pairs contact each other regularly and participate in a variety of activities throughout the year.


Organizational Goals
  • To facilitate and guide students through the application process of medical school.
  • To develop and maintain a formal medical student mentoring program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
  • To foster mentoring relationships between undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine and current JABSOM medical students.


Executive Board
MS1 Members Jin Bae, Carrie Ip, Brysa Kato, Hollyann Loui, Blake Pinell, Megan Stevenson
MS2 Members Megan Araujo, Lauren Azuma, Mike Brigoli, Carlthan Ling, Kyle Miyazaki
MS3 Members Shannon Kogachi, Sagar Shah, Jordan Wang, Katharine Wong, Christina Wu
MS4 Members Sarah Hirata, Gene Kurosawa, Diana Lu, Nicole Morikawa, Ruel Reyes
Faculty Advisor Dr. Damon Sakai, Director of Medical Education