The AGS offers opportunities for trainees and junior faculty to connect with active members of the AGS who serve as mentors. AGS mentors offer invaluable advice concerning educational and career choices. Mentoring relationships can be particularly important for healthcare trainees, who are presented with a wide array of options that help determine the focus of their careers.
AGS Annual Meeting Mentor Program
The AGS Annual Meeting Mentor Program matches students, residents and junior faculty with senior geriatrics faculty from across the country. The program mentees have the opportunity to meet with mentors one-on-one during the AGS Annual Meeting and discuss such topics as starting an academic career, locating research funding, learning more about geriatric practice and administration, and balancing career demands with a successful family life.
At the AGS Annual Meeting in 2018, there were over 80 mentees who participated in the program, including medical students interested in the field of geriatrics, residents interested in geriatric fellowships, geriatric fellows contemplating specific research questions and also career advice and junior faculty members interested in mentorship in further career development and advice. Mentors who have participated included experienced geriatric practitioners, administrators, faculty members in divisions of geriatrics who are clinician educators, researchers and experts in specific areas in the field of geriatrics.
The 2020 AGS Annual Meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however all program applicants received mentor matches to pursue virtual mentoring.
The 2021 AGS Annual Meeting will be virtual. Due to these circumstances, the in-person mentoring program will resume in 2022. In the mean time, we encourage all members to participate in the virtual Mentor Match program on MyAGSOnline (see below).
NEW in 2021: The Virtual Mentor Match Program on MyAGSOnline
In addition to the Annual Meeting Mentor Program, AGS & ADGAP have launched a virtual mentor program for members, exclusively found on MyAGSOnline--the digital community for AGS & ADGAP members. The program will benefit those who are unable to attend the annual meeting, and also facilitate communication that extends beyond the meeting and occurs year-round.
Join the virtual program today! Please note, you must be logged into your member account in order to enroll as a mentor or a mentee.
Are you a trainee interested in joining the virtual Mentor Match program? Remember that students and residents can become e-members of AGS for free. E-members receive some digital benefits from AGS, including the opportunity to join this program. Learn more about e-memberships here.