About Us

2019-2020 MSMP Executive Board.
Pictured left to right:
Back row:  Aiko Murakami, Ken Stridiron, Darin Poei, Andy Hwang, Cindy Vuong, Weston McCue

Front row:  Drew Matsuura, Eryn Nakashima, Sharon Wong, Joshua Mostales, Jenna Maligro, Eileen Chen

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 Drew Matsuura, Eryn Nakashima, Sharon Wong, Joshua Mostales, Jenna Maligro, Eileen Chen
MS2 Members Andy Hwang, Weston McCue, Aiko Murakami, Darin Poei, Ken Stridiron, Cindy Vuong
MS3 Members Wakako Horiuchi, Pi’i Kackley, Lea Lacar, Gabriel Monti, Reese Suzuki, Chase Warashina
MS4 Members Jin Bae, Carrie Ip, Brysa Kato, Hollyann Loui, Blake Pinell, Megan Stevenson
Faculty Advisor Dr. Ivy Nip Asano, Director of Admissions and Assistant Professor of Medicine