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Opportunities for Mentors

SGIM and ACLGIM offer a wide variety of opportunities for mentors to share their experience and expertise. Choose a program that fits your schedule below.  

Interested in being a mentee or advisee?  Learn more about short term options here and longitudinal options here.

SGIM is unable to host the 2020 Annual Meeting.  Learn more here.  

Short-Term Mentor Roles

One on One Mentoring Program:The One-On-One Mentoring Program offers students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty a valuable opportunity to speak privately with a more senior SGIM mentor from a different institution.
Expectations: Meet at the SGIM Annual Meeting. Mentees may request feedback on their abstract; however, this is optional. Target Mentors: All career levels. Sign-up: You can indicate your interest in this opportunity using the online form in your SGIM account.  Learn more here.

Mentoring Panels: The mentoring panels offer another opportunity for students, residents, fellows, and faculty attending the SGIM conference to access mentors and have their questions answered on issues around practicing general internal medicine. Expectations: Panelists are invited by the Mentoring Chairs of the SGIM Annual Meeting. Sign up: If you are interested in serving in this capacity, email Jillian Gann at gannj@sgim.org.


Longitudinal Mentor Roles

The Women & Medicine Commission Career Advising Program (CAP): CAP is a longitudinal mentoring and sponsorship initiative to help female junior faculty successfully navigate the academic promotion process. Expectations: Two-year commitment, starting and ending at SGIM’s Annual Meeting. At least bi-annual contact between Advisors and Advisees via email, phone, or in-person. Additionally, the expectation is that Advisor-Advisees will meet face-to-face at least one time during these two years. Target Advisors: Associate or Full Professors with an interest in the advancement of women in medicine. Sign-up: You can indicate your interest in this opportunity using the online form in your SGIM account. Learn more here.

LEAD: ACLGIM’s LEAD Program is designed for junior to mid-career faculty who wish to further develop their leadership skills. Expectations: One-year commitment, starting and ending at SGIM’s Annual Meeting. One phone call/month (approx. 30 minutes) to discuss challenges and strategies relevant for the scholar’s leadership role at her/his home institution, or an email exchange for same purpose. Target Mentors: Associate or Full Professors with demonstrated leadership in GIM. Sign-up: You can indicate your interest in this opportunity using the online form in your SGIM account.

LEAPH: SGIM’s Leadership in Health Policy program is a year-long program. LEAPH is focused on federal health policy knowledge and advocacy skills aligned with SGIM’s core missions. Expectations: One-year commitment, starting and ending at SGIM’s Annual Meeting. Mentors/mentees meet once a month via phone. Other expectations include quarterly leadership calls with other mentors, joining monthly journal club/webinar with scholars and talking the scholars through their two capstone projects. Target Mentors: Mentors are expected to have demonstrated expertise in health policy and advocacy. Sign up: If you are interested in serving in this capacity, email Jillian Gann at gannj@sgim.org.

UNLTD: ACLGIM’s Unified Leadership Training for Diversity (UNLTD, or “unlimited”) is a leadership training program for junior and senior faculty to foster diversity within academic internal medicine, emphasizing mentorship, management training and experiential fellowships. Expectations: One-year commitment, starting and ending at SGIM’s Annual Meeting. Bi-monthly phone calls mentor and mentee; the mentees will set the agenda and define the topic of the phone call. Target Mentors: Associate or Full Professors with demonstrated leadership in GIM. Sign up: You can indicate your interest in this opportunity using the online form in your SGIM account.


Regional Mentoring Programs

Regions may offer mentor/mentee opportunities at their annual meeting. Learn more about your region’s meeting here.

Questions about mentor opportunities?  Contact Jillian Gann at gannj@sgim.org

Key Dates:

April 1, 2021: Members registered for the SGIM21 Virtual Meeting will receive an invitation to join SGIM Mentor Match.

April 12, 2021: Deadline to sign up and create a profile inSGIM Mentor Match.