Mentoring Program

PR Mentoring Program

"My mentee and I met and had a wide-ranging discussion about creating research partnerships, being a woman on the tenure track, and grant-writing. It helped me reflect on my own career as well, and I now have a new colleague in the process!" - Pat Camp, PT, MS, PhD

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Mentoring Program is being offered again in 2022 – and we need your help to make it a success!

Have you ever worked in pulmonary rehab? Written a paper? Applied for a grant? Or do you want to? Are you new to the world of pulmonary rehab? Trying to start a program? Work out a direction for your career? Secure grant funding?

If you answered YES to any of the above - you sound like the perfect person to participate in the ATS PR Assembly Mentoring Program - either as a Mentor, Mentee or Both!

Please complete the survey at the bottom of this page to be included in this program. Once you have been paired, you will be notified via e-mail.

PR Mentoring Program Goals

  1. Provide an avenue for junior faculty/clinicians and trainee participation in the PR Assembly
  2. Create an opportunity for networking between (relatively) more junior/new and senior members of the assembly
  3. Help with navigating the ATS and the PR Assembly

Expectations for Mentors

  1. Introduce yourself and start a dialog with assigned mentee via phone, email or social networking media before the ATS International Conference 
  2. Arrange a meeting, either virtually or face to face at some point during the ATS meeting.
  3. Encourage mentee to attend (with you) the PR Assembly Membership Meeting and Mentoring Reception, if they're attending the conference. 

Expectations for Mentees

  1. Introduce yourself and start a dialog with your assigned mentor via phone, email or social media before the ATS meeting.
  2. Arrange a meeting, either virtually or face to face at some point during the ATS meeting.
  3. Be proactive about communication, while being considerate of your mentor’s time.
  4. Prior to meeting with your mentor, the mentee should write down three (3) things that they would like to achieve through mentoring.
  5. If your mentor is attending the conference, plan on attending the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly membership Meeting or Mentoring Reception.

If you would like to participate in our Mentoring Program, sign up below. Please note, the mentoring program is hybrid this year and open to members with the option to connect virtually or in person at the ATS International Conference. This program facilitates a 1x mentoring experience, an ongoing mentoring relationship can be maintained, but this cannot be guaranteed.