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Access a Mentor

Adviser, Coach, Counselor, Guide. No matter what you call them, mentors are invaluable resources to your professional development. ACCP offers you the opportunity to establish a mentor-mentee relationship with an established professional outside of your training program.

Requirements

In order to be matched with a mentor you must:

  • be an ACCP member
  • be a current resident, fellow or graduate student
  • agree to uphold the mentor-mentee relationship through regular, professional communication

As a mentee, you will have the opportunity to receive career and professional development guidance including; job hunting, interviewing, curriculum vitae and letter of intent review, publishing, promotion, and research funding. The additional perspective on different components of your training program and the networking opportunities can be invaluable.

Selection of a mentor will commit you to:

  • Upholding the mentor-mentee relationship through regular communication (approximately 1 hour per month through June)
  • Contacting your mentor for the initial interaction within two weeks of receiving his/her contact information.
  • Being prepared for each interaction by setting goals and writing out questions.

Please click here to search for a mentor.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the mentoring program, please contact Keri A. Sims at ksims@accp.com.

Thank you for you interest in this exciting new program!

Choosing a Mentor

Prior to selecting a mentor, please make sure you are able to commit to the program’s expectations defined below. Selection of a mentor will commit you to:

  • Upholding the mentor-mentee relationship through regular communication (approximately 1 hour per month through June)
  • Contacting your mentor for the initial interaction within two weeks of receiving his/her contact information.
  • Being prepared for each interaction by setting goals and writing out questions.

Please Click here to verify that your contact information is correct and includes a current e-mail address. If your information is not correct, please update it using the edit function. Then proceed to enter your search criteria.

After verifying your contact information and entering your preferences, you will be provided with a list of available mentors, including their name, location, and practice areas.

When choosing a mentor you may want to:

  • Look for someone who has the kind of career you’d like to have. This can be accomplished by doing additional research on the individual mentors, either through literature searches or their institutions’ Web sites.
  • Set goals for the mentoring relationship and consider these goals as you search for a mentor.
  • Review A) your current training program and B) your professional goals. Consider who might help you get from A to B.
  • Consider whether you would prefer to intensify your network within the same geographic region or broaden it to include a different geographic region.
  • Evaluate what areas of your professional life are in the greatest need of mentoring.
  • Consult a preceptor or faculty member in your current professional network to give you an opinion on who might be a good mentor for you.

Once you have selected a mentor, you will be provided with that mentor’s contact information and the mentor will be notified that you will be contacting him/her within two weeks.

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