• Mentorship

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Mentorship

COA Mentor for a Day Program

Are you a practicing orthopaedic surgeon with insight to share?
Are you a resident or fellow attending the upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting in Montreal?

There are numerous benefits of mentorship within the medical community. For the first time this year, the COA will offer a Mentor for a Day program at our 2019 Annual Meeting. This initiative is part of our broader commitment to foster professional development, career planning needs, and personal satisfaction of junior members. We seek participation from a diverse group of orthopaedic surgeons willing to be matched with a resident or fellow Mentee for one single day.  Mentors and Mentees will be matched by the COA, taking into consideration individual preferences.

For any sensitive requests, please contact Trinity Wittman at trinity@canorth.org. All information will be held in confidence and used only to try and make the best matches possible.

Mentors

To become a Mentor, you need to be:

  • A member in good standing of the COA with more than three years of work experience
  • Attending the 2019 COA Annual Meeting in Montreal
  • Available on Friday, June 21, 2019 and willing to host a resident/fellow at COA and subspecialty academic and networking events

Benefits of Being a Mentor:

  • Sense of satisfaction from being a role model for the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons
  • Opportunity to introduce junior members to your subspecialty and career interests
  • Develop leadership skills

Responsibilities of a Mentor:

  • Complete the brief online intake form
  • Commit to promoting growth and development of residents and junior orthopaedic surgeons
  • Be open to sharing advice and personal experiences
  • Offer networking connections (when possible)
  • Keep in touch with the COA with any concerns or suggestions

Our trainees need you! Register before May 1st, 2019 to become a Mentor.

* The COA cannot guarantee that all registrations will be accepted. Admission depends on the level of interest.*

Residents/Fellows

To become a Mentee, you need to be:

  • An Associate member (resident or fellow) of the COA
  • Attending the 2019 COA Annual Meeting in Montreal
  • Available on Friday, June 21, 2019 to attend all COA and subspecialty academic and networking events

Benefits of Being a Mentee:

  • Strengthen your orthopaedic network and maximize your Annual Meeting experience
  • Gain knowledge and support from an experienced COA member
  • Seek guidance that could help you excel within the profession

Responsibilities of a Mentee

  • Complete the brief online intake form
  • Be receptive to learning and prepare questions ahead of the Annual Meeting
  • Follow through on any referrals/contacts that the Mentor offers
  • Respect and thank the Mentor for their time and effort
  • Keep in touch with the COA with any concerns or suggestions

* The COA cannot guarantee that all registrations will be accepted. Admission depends on the level of interest.*

Register by May 1st, 2019.