The Academy's Virtual Mentoring program defines protégés as physiatrists who are in fellowship or have been out of residency for 1 to 5 years.
What sets AAPM&R's Virtual Mentoring program apart is the ability for real-time mentoring. Through the virtual platform, you will receive guidance, education, and advice from mentors when you need it - often, in just 24 hours.
The scope and focus of mentoring relationships will vary for every mentor-protégé pair, as it will reflect the individual needs of the participants, but generally, protégés will:
- Receive feedback on their performance and suggestions on how to improve, and learn skills needed to be successful.
- Build a partnership that focuses on personal and professional development.
- Be challenged to grow in a safe environment.
- Receive information or an opinion about what another person should do in a specific academic or personal matter. A protégé will receive honest input on handling difficult situations.