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Annual Meeting One-on-One Mentoring Program


SGIM offers associates and faculty a valuable opportunity to speak privately with a senior SGIM mentor from a different institution. Mentors and mentees are matched based upon mutual interests and expectations, as well as designated career paths. Mentor-mentee pairs meet at least once during the annual meeting, and are encouraged to continue an ongoing relationship afterwards.  It is a low stress opportunity for associates to meet with more experienced SGIM members and receive fresh perspectives on professional goals and projects.  

Topics of discussion may include:
  • Early Career Advice:  selecting a residency / fellowship, writing a CV, establishing career goals, or finding a mentor
  • Mid-Career Advice: getting promoted, mentoring others, or job negotiation
  • Research: writing grants, career development awards, writing manuscripts, advice on a specific research project, or feedback on an oral abstract presentation
  • Job responsibilities: teaching, clinical care, or administration
  • Professional challenges: personal / professional balance, conflict at work, or changing jobs
  • Ethics and Professionalism: research in ethics, ethics education, clinical ethics consultation, service on an ethics committee or development of institutional ethics policies.

Mentoring pairs are expected to meet at least once during the SGIM meeting at a mutually convenient time.  After your initial meeting, mentoring pairs are welcome to meet again throughout the conference. Many mentors attend their mentee’s oral and/or poster presentation(s) to provide both support and feedback.  ​​

Application Process and Program Requirements:

Both mentors and mentees must apply using the online application system. 
Mentees:  Must be SGIM member in good standing.  Available to all academic and professional stages. Must attend the annual meeting.

Mentors:  Must be SGIM member in good standing.  Must attend the annual meeting. Medical students and residents are not eligible to be a mentor.

If you sign up to be a mentor or mentee and are unable to attend the annual meeting, please contact Jillian Gann

Important Dates

December 5, 2018

Mentoring applications available online

March 12, 2019

Deadline for applications

April 16, 2019

Matches sent to participants


May 8 - 11, 2019

Matches to meet at the 2019 Annual Meeting


To sign up as Mentor or Mentee:
  1. Login to the SGIM members only site. Your username is your email address. Membership is required.
  2. Once logged in, you'll find the application link under the "Events" section of your profile.

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Contact Jillian Gann, Director, Leadership and Mentoring Programs at or call 1-800-822-3060