WELCOME TO THE AMOPS MENTOR PROGRAM
BECOME A MENTOR TO OUR RESIDENT/STUDENT MEMBERS
The path to becoming a physician is long and difficult. Thoughtful guidance can make a real difference. Student members of AMOPS that request mentors will be paired with either a resident or attending mentor in their region. Our hope is that through this experience students can gain insight into the profession, get their questions answered and have a contact from whom they can seek advice, which may help with the student’s decision making process.
Resident or attending mentors are invaluable as they have insight into the profession—how it is practiced, how it is changing and the process by which one gains entry into residency. They also were once medical students in a similar situation so they will be able to relate to where a student is in his or her training.
SAMOPS MENTORSHIP APPLICATION FOR AMOPS PHYSICIAN
On behalf of the SAMOPS organization, I’d like to thank you for your willingness to give back to students. There are many of us who still need guidance, encouragement, and perspective on military medicine. With your help, students across the nation can better maneuver and prepare themselves for the road ahead.
As you are aware, the path to becoming a military physician is long and difficult. The purpose of the SAMOPS Mentorship Program is to give students an opportunity to ask an AMOPS physician first-hand questions about military rotations, residencies, specialties, etc. The program is designed to “match” an AMOPS Physician with a SAMOPS student. Once matched with a mentor, our hope is that students can develop a meaningful, professional relationship. Through this experience, students can gain insight into the profession and seek advice, which may help in decision-making processes.
Below is a link to register with the SAMOPS Mentorship Program. The information you input will be available to the SAMOPS Board and only your name, profession, and contact information will be dispersed to the student upon match-time. At no point in registering are you required to fill out every box, however, it is strongly encouraged to at least fill out your name and at least one point of contact.
Link to Register: PLEASE CLICK HERE
On behalf of the SAMOPS leadership team, thank you again for volunteering your time and talent to our military medical students. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you have.
WHAY CHENG, 2LT, USAF
SAMOPS Mentorship Chair