Thank you for the interest in becoming an AASM Mentor. The medical mentoring program is a great benefit that will be provided to new members and those entering the field of sleep medicine. We also believe that you will enjoy providing knowledge and leadership to those seeking guidance as they begin their careers. Please fill out the information below to apply for the AASM mentorship program.
This type of mentor pushes a mentee, asks hard questions, plays devil’s advocate, and makes sure the mentee is really focused on his/her end goal. They are supportive but firmer than the rest of the mentoring styles.
This type of mentoring is meant to cheer on a mentee by staying positive and noticing the growth and change a mentee is making. If a mentee makes a mistake, the cheerleader focuses on how the mistake will help the mentee grow. There is no negativity, and no pushing, just subtle and positive ideas.
A background in education or training is key for this type of mentor, as this mentoring style is meant to teach mentees. The educator will take the time to create and execute trainings to help a mentee learn and develop. This style is positive but still pushes a mentee to excel. Educators will also study the mentee, understand where their skills are lacking, and where they need to educate the mentee differently to help fix those deficiencies.
The idea maker is a mentor that helps the mentee brainstorm and think bigger than perhaps he/she does typically. This mentoring style focuses on thinking, planning, and dreaming. This will push them to strive to accomplish even larger tasks.
The connector helps mentees network socially, online, and in person. They connect their mentee with people they know can help the mentee with specific goals. They also help the mentee learn how to network him/herself.