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Mentorship Initiative

The AMA Mentorship Initiative

The AMA Mentorship Initiative seeks to establish mentoring relationships between members of the AMA Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) and the AMA Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) with practicing AMA member physicians. The mentoring relationships between physicians-in-training and practicing physician members of the AMA are intended to provide a professional information exchange related to: 1) enhancing career advancement; 2) sharing of advocacy, professional, or research interests; and 3) promoting an enriched experience in organized medicine.

What will participants gain from the initiative?

The AMA Mentorship Initiative provides the opportunity for individualized mentoring between physicians-in-training and practicing physicians. These relationships are intended to promote AMA career and leadership development. Through participation in the AMA Mentorship Initiative, physician mentors will have opportunities to further develop leadership skills, learn about emerging trends from the next generation of their peers, and form key professional relationships.

How does the initiative work?

An online mentoring program will be used to facilitate the AMA Mentorship Initiative. Potential participants will complete a brief online form to assess their views on mentoring and to facilitate the matching process. Once matched, participants are requested to commit to the program for one year. Mentors and mentees will have the ability to "meet" through the social networking capabilities and meeting functions available through the online mentoring program.

How do I get involved in the initiative?

Mentors and mentees must be members of the AMA. Potential participants can express their interest by registering for the AMA Mentoring Initiative. Once AMA membership is verified, interested members will receive an email invitation that provides login information, instructions on creating an account, and access to the online matching form. Please note that every applicant may not be matched in the initiative.

For more information on the AMA Mentorship Initiative, please view the frequently asked questions or email the AMA-YPS.

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