June 21, 2012:
If you're an osteopathic medical student, postdoctoral trainee, or new physician with an outstanding mentor, we want to hear from you. The AOA/AOF Mentor Recognition Program, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award. You can complete the nomination process online; the deadline for nominations is July 23.
Five finalists will be selected to be honored at the Distinguished Mentor Reception at OMED 2012 in San Diego. The winner will receive a commemorative and monetary award during the Opening Session of OMED. All eligible mentors who are nominated will be inducted into the Mentor Hall of Fame.
About the AOA/AOF iLearn Mentor Program
The iLearn Mentor Program, made possible through a grant from the American Osteopathic Foundation, is based on the belief that "being involved in mentoring is a privilege for both the mentor and the mentee." The program offers participants the following:
Potential mentors and mentees indicate their areas of interest/expertise and whether they would like to conduct their mentor relationship in person, via email or on the phone. Based on these preferences, they can search for mentors or mentees who have indicated similar interests. To sign up to be a mentor or mentee, visit the AOA/AOF Mentor Exchange.