The AASM mentor program is designed to connect aspiring professionals (mentees) of the AASM with more experienced professionals (mentors) in the sleep medicine field. The goal of the program is to generate a meaningful relationship for mentors to provide direction and instruction to assist mentees in their personal and career growth through professional development, knowledge and skill transfer, networking, and guidance.
The opportunity to be a mentor is open to individuals who have been active AASM members for 5 or more consecutive years, while the opportunity to be a mentee is open to any individual who is an active AASM member.
How to Participate:
- Renew your membership or join the AASM today
- Already a member? Select the appropriate online application below & complete it to the best of your ability
- The AASM Young Physician’s Committee will pair and notify participants of their match and next steps.
A one-year commitment from both parties is essential to provide a nurturing environment for mentees and create the best available opportunities to succeed. While there are no requirements for how often participants must meet, mentors and mentees are encouraged to discuss communication preferences at the start of the program. Mentors and mentees are also encouraged, but not required, to meet once in person at the annual SLEEP meeting in June. At the end of the year, participants will be asked to complete an AASM Mentor Program survey to assist with an overall evaluation of the program.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018 Mentor Program. Below are the dates for the 2019 Mentor Program.
|January 2, 2019||Applications open for the 2019 program|
|February 28, 2019||Deadline to apply as a mentor or mentee|
|Early March 2019||Participants are notified of their matches and program begins|
|June 8-12, 2019||Attend the Mentor Mixer at SLEEP 2019 in San Antonio|