AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board Mentoring Program

AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board Mentoring Program

Purpose: The purpose of the mentorship program is to recruit and enrich the professional development of young arthroplasty surgeons of color, one of the core goals of the Diversity Advisory Board. The program will match trainees and early practice surgeons with mentors who are more established in their careers, with the goals of increasing the number of fellowship applications from trainees of color and supporting these surgeons as they begin their own careers.

Criteria for Participation:

Mentees: Must be an Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training (AIT) or Candidate member of AAHKS in good standing, who is an underrepresented minority in medicine.

Mentors: Must be a Fellow member of AAHKS in good standing.

Program Details: 

Mentees will select from the following topics that they seek guidance: fellowship applications, job search, academic promotion, tools for private practice success, ABOS Part 2 preparation, complex case advice, society involvement, community engagement and general advice. The mentees will then be matched with mentors that have indicated experience in these areas.  There will be no significant boundaries to the relationship, but we ask that the mentors meet with the mentees (in person or virtually) at agreed upon intervals that work best for both parties.

Proposed Timeline:

August 2022                      Recruitment of Mentors and Mentees

September 2022               Launch of Program with Virtual Informational and Meet & Greet

October 2022                    Match Mentors and Mentees

November 2022                Encourage Mentor/Mentees to meet in person at Annual Meeting

Spring 2023                       Virtual or In Person Meet-up or Group Mentoring Event

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