Mentoring Program

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CC Mentoring Program

"One of the reasons why a young person may wish to join the ATS is the ability to interact with leaders in the fields of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. The mentorship program is a powerful and non-threatening mechanism to facilitate such interactions." - Rolf Hubmayr, MD

General Expectations

The objectives of the Critical Care Assembly Mentorship Program are to engage trainees and junior faculty in the Assembly and connect mentees with mentors within the Assembly. Mentee-mentor pairs are selected with the aim of optimizing the experience for both participants; mentees are matched to mentors who self-identify as being able to provide guidance in the mentees' areas of interest (e.g., clinical practice, scholarship, work-life balance, networking within the Assembly).

With the disruption in our normal Annual Conference proceedings and the changes in our professional commitments over the past few months, we are redesigning the Critical Care Assembly mentorship program with a focus on mentorship by virtual meetings and digital communication. 

We realize the value of everyone's time. Your dedication and generosity will ensure our continued success with Critical Care Assembly membership.

Expectations for Mentors

  • Create an open line of communication by virtual or digital means available to both mentor and mentee. Mentorship can extend beyond the initial 30-minute virtual meeting if the mentor and mentee choose, but this is not mandatory. 
  • Advise on the mentee's short- and long-term goals, and assist in strategizing to achieve these goals.
  • Encourage mentees to attend the Critical Care Assembly meeting at the next ATS International Conference and get involved!

Expectations for Mentees

  • It is the responsibility of the mentee to reach out to the mentor via email to work together to arrange for a digital/virtual meeting at a time that works for both.  Be proactive and respectful of your mentor’s time.
  • Mentees should identify their specific developmental needs and goals prior to the meeting.
  • Mentees should prepare a short bio and CV to share with their mentor at least a week prior to the meeting.

    Please respond to the email survey requesting feedback on the program.  We thank you in advance for your participation.