Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program

The 2017 RSF Mentoring Program is now closed.
Check back next year in February for the 2018 RSF Mentoring Program.

Goals

  1. Support junior faculty and trainees through individualized mentorship.
  2. Increase junior faculty and trainee participation in the RSF Assembly.

Expectations for Mentors

  1. Introduce yourself and begin communicating with assigned mentee via phone, e-mail, electronic conferencing, or social networking media.
  2. Email curriculum vitae to mentee.
  3. Identify goals for the relationship.
  4. Arrange to meet and sit with your assigned mentee at the RSF Assembly Membership Meeting at the ATS International Conference or at the Mentoring Program Spot.
  5. Mentors are encouraged to have at least one additional face-to-face meeting, during the ATS International Conference, if possible.

Expectations for Mentees

  1. Email curriculum vitae to mentor.
  2. Share short and long-term personal goals with the mentor.
  3. Be specific about expectations for the relationship.
  4. Work with Mentor to identify and agree on goals for the relationship.
  5. Be proactive about communication, while being considerate of your mentor's time.
  6. Arrange to meet and sit with your assigned mentor at the RSF Assembly Membership Meeting at the ATS International Conference or at the Mentoring Program Spot. Try to arrange at least one additional face-to-face meeting during the ATS International Conference, if possible.
  7. Individual mentor-mentee partnerships should decide if it will be beneficial to maintain this relationship beyond the formal goals of this program.

Please note that each mentor-mentee pair is unique and based on each person's experience, personality and professional development track, not all mentoring relationships will develop the same working dynamics.

Last Reviewed: June 2017