2017 Mentor Project (MENTOR REGISTRATION)
– AMSSM 26TH ANNUAL MEETING
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego, CA
May 9 - May 13, 2017
AMSSM is committed to continually cultivating and investing in the next generation of sports medicine physicians. Developed by the AMSSM Membership Committee, the AMSSM Mentor Project connects current AMSSM members (Actives/Associates) with interested residents and medical students. Mentorship, in part, involves giving perspective and answering questions about the field of sports medicine while creating a more personal connection is the main objective in the hope of passing on certain tenants of sports medicine that cannot be learned from any textbooks.
Serving as a mentor will offer a valuable resource to interested resident and medical student attendees, as it can be difficult to make personal connections at such a large conference. At last year’s Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, the response was tremendous with 24 AMSSM members volunteering as mentors to more than 60 interested residents and medical students! Mentoring sessions were organized as "meet and greet" sessions during Continental Breakfast and also during the Welcome Reception.
By indicating your desire to participate, mentors and mentees will be matched by their primary specialty, year of residency/medical school and the day/time preferences for availability during the Annual Meeting. The mentors will receive their mentee(s) name and contact information (email address and cell phone number) so an initial connection can be made by the mentors prior to the Annual Meeting. There will be a sign in the designated area within the Exhibit Hall to serve as a point of contact for mentor/mentee(s) pairings to meet; or mentor/mentee(s) pairings can make their own meeting arrangements during the Annual Meeting. Questions regarding the AMSSM Mentor Project — please contact Joan Brown, AMSSM Membership Manager.