Mentoring Program

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Mentoring Program

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

General Expectations

The objectives of the Critical Care Assembly Mentorship Program are to connect mentees with mentors within the Assembly and engage trainees and junior faculty in 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:
    • Respond to our questionnaire (link below) and select topics on which you can provide mentorship
    • Read email from ATS with information about your mentee(s)
    • Respond to the email/phone call from your mentee(s) to set up a meeting
  • At the Annual Conference:
    • Meet with your mentee(s)
    • Get to know your mentee(s) and share information about yourself, your career, and your affiliation with/role(s) in ATS and the Assembly
    • Encourage mentee to participate in CCA activities
    • Provide guidance pertaining to your mentee's areas of interest
  • 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:
  • Respond to our questionnaire (link below) and select 1-2 topics on which you desire mentorship
    • Contact your mentor to schedule a 1-1.5 hour meeting at the conference using contact information provided in an email from ATS
    • Provide your mentor with information about you (e.g., CV) as requested
    • Plan a few specific questions to ask your mentor during the meeting
  • At the Annual Conference:
    • Meet with your mentor
    • Get to know your mentor and share information about yourself and your career aspirations
    • Elaborate on your 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: June 2017