“Thank you for organizing this Speed Mentoring event! In my opinion, it was a huge success, and I greatly enjoyed meeting the faculty members and hearing their advice. I would recommend it to any fellow or resident attending the next ACS Clinical Congress.”
Christopher McNicoll, MD, MPH, MS
General Surgery Resident, PGY-2
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada
Pairing experienced ACS leaders with young surgeon fellows
This program creates a one-year mentor/mentee match to foster engagement in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), cultivate leadership skills, and knowledge of the ACS.
Mentees will learn how to:
- Create goals using self-evaluation of talents, abilities, and past experiences
- Identify leadership opportunities in the ACS—at the local and national levels
- Establish relationships and connections within the ACS culture
- Contribute effectively to the organization’s goals
Mentors help young surgeon fellows navigate the learning curve inherent in any new leadership role by:
- Translating theoretical knowledge gained through formal training into practical experiences
- Participating in active goal setting
- Cultivating personal relationships through one-on-one conversations
Participation in this one-year program will include:
- A phone conversation between the mentor-mentee as an introduction during July or August.
- A meeting in person at our Mentorship Kick-Off Luncheon held annually at Clinical Congress.
- A goal generated by the mentor/mentee pair for the mentee’s participation.
- A follow-up phone conversation between the mentor-mentee in January or February.
- An exit interview by the Mentoring Program Chair in May or June for the mentor-mentee pairs.
How to Apply
The application period for 2016 has closed. Applications for the 2017 program will open in in June 2017.