Mentor Match Program

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The AAMC Community Network's Mentor Match program is a cornerstone of our commitment to your professional growth. This online networking and career development platform is designed to facilitate meaningful connections, foster mentorship relationships, and promote collaboration within the academic medicine community.

Whether you're seeking guidance as a mentee or eager to share your expertise as a mentor, the Mentor Match program offers invaluable opportunities for personal and professional development. Mentees benefit from tailored guidance, advice, and insights from seasoned professionals, while mentors have the chance to shape the next generation of leaders, contribute to their development, and leave a lasting impact on the field of academic medicine.

By participating in Mentor Match, you'll gain access to a wealth of knowledge, support, and resources to advance your career, navigate challenges, and achieve your goals in the dynamic landscape of academic medicine. Join us today and embark on a transformative journey of growth, learning, and collaboration.

You can apply to the Mentor Match program in four simple steps: 

1. START: Complete your profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Profile complete? Return to this page and move on to the next step. 

2. ENROLL: Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Enroll as a Mentor, or enroll as a Mentee. Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage, and start/end date. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. Keep in mind, that to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program. 

3. SEARCH: Use the Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include career stage, subject(s), and communication preferences.

You can also take advantage of features to help you find and recruit matches, track your mentoring relationships, participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics, and search for helpful mentoring resources.

4. CONNECT: You're all set and are now ready for the fun stuff.... let the mentoring begin! Do one search or multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The Mentor Program Directory will do the work for you and populate the results. 

Next, click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentor Match ribbon, which when clicked will allow you to request a connection. 

If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results. 


What This Program Is Not:

We have heard from many of our members, that they wanted a way to connect over professional growth topics. While we are offering this mentor match, it is not a formal program. Participants self-identify by filling out the above steps. This does not guarantee a match. You are still responsible for reaching out to possible mentors/mentees and following the guidelines. 

Be realistic with your time and commitment and take the time to search for someone that could be a good fit. Remember that this program will take time for people to find this opportunity and register.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at aamccommunities@aamc.org

Getting Started – You’ve Matched, Now What?

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This unique online networking and career development tool is designed to help you connect, share experiences, and foster meaningful relationships with fellow professionals in academic medicine. 

Want to hear more? Join us on March 14 for a live overview of the Mentor Match Module. Register today