About Us

2018-2019 MSMP Executive Board.
Pictured left to right:
Back row: Pi’imauna Kackley, Reese Suzuki, Wakako Horiuchi, Lea Lacar, Chase Warashina, and Gabe Monti
Front row: Weston McCue, Ken Stridiron,  Aiko Murakami, Cindy Vuong, Andy Hwang, and Darin Poei

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 Andy Hwang, Weston McCue, Aiko Murakami, Darin Poei, Ken Stridiron, Cindy Vuong
MS2 Members Wakako Horiuchi, Pi’i Kackley, Lea Lacar, Gabriel Monti, Reese Suzuki, Chase Warashina
MS3 Members Jin Bae, Carrie Ip, Brysa Kato, Hollyann Loui, Blake Pinell, Megan Stevenson
MS4 Members Megan Araujo, Lauren Azuma, Mike Brigoli, Carlthan Ling, Kyle Miyazaki
Faculty Advisor Dr. Ivy Nip Asano, Director of Admissions and Assistant Professor of Medicine