Mentoring Program

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CC Mentoring Program

"One of the reasons why a young person may wish to join the ATS is the ability to interact with leaders in the fields of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. The mentorship program is a powerful and non-threatening mechanism to facilitate such interactions." - Rolf Hubmayr, MD

General Expectations

The objectives of the Critical Care Assembly Mentorship Program are to engage trainees and junior faculty in the Assembly and connect mentees with mentors within the Assembly. Mentee-mentor pairs are selected with the aim of optimizing the experience for both participants; mentees are matched to mentors who self-identify as being able to provide guidance in the mentees' areas of interest (e.g., clinical practice, scholarship, work-life balance, networking within the Assembly). Mentors have the option to be matched to one or more than one mentee.  

Participants commit to a one-time meeting at the ATS International Conference. Ongoing mentorship beyond this one-time meeting is at the discretion of each mentee-mentor pair.

Expectations for Mentors

  • Attend the Annual International Conference in Mayif you are not planning to attend, do not sign up for this program
  • Prior to the Annual Conference:
    • Register (link below) and indicate topics on which you can provide mentorship
    • Consider updating your ATS profile photo to help your mentee locate you at the meeting
    • Read email from ATS with information about your mentee(s)
    • Initiate email/phone call with mentee(s) to schedule a meeting
  • At the Annual Conference:
    • Meet with your mentee(s)
    • Provide guidance pertaining to your mentee's areas of interest
    • Share information about yourself and role(s) in ATS/Critical Care Assembly
    • Encourage mentee to participate in CCA activities
  • After the Annual Conference:
    • Please respond to the email survey requesting feedback on the program

Expectations for Mentees

  • Attend the Annual Conference in Mayif you are not planning to attend, do not sign up for this program
  • Prior to the Annual Conference:
    • Register (link below), provide your CV, and select 1-2 topics on which you desire mentorship
    • Consider updating your ATS profile photo to help your mentor locate you at the meeting
    • Schedule a 1-1.5 hour meeting with your mentor at the conference
    • Plan a few specific questions to ask your mentor during the meeting
  • At the Annual Conference:
    • Meet with your mentor
    • Elaborate on your goals and topics of desired mentorship to guide your mentor
  • After the Annual Conference:
    • Please respond to the email survey requesting feedback on the program
Last Reviewed: January 2019