Mentors inspire, encourage, support you, and contribute to your professional and personal development. You can expect to strengthen and build your network, as well as gain the skills and confidence necessary to excel at your practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I choose a Mentor? First, complete your profile with information on what kind of help you’re looking for. Then, browse through the list of mentors and create a mentoring request.
  • How long will the mentors be available? We ask our mentors to make commitments of at least 3 to 6 months in order to ensure that the mentee is able to fully benefit from the relationship. If a mentor must leave the relationship early, we request at least 1 month’s notice in order to search for a replacement mentor with a similar background.
  • The relationship is not going well or I am concerned about membership, what should I do? We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contacting the APSHO program admin immediately. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.

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Mentee DO's

  1. Take a proactive role in shaping up the relationship.
  2. Understand what you want from the mentoring relationship and communicate your goals and aspirations to your mentor. Balance a personal and professional relationship with your mentor.
  3. Set aside time for the mentoring process, keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor, and display professional behavior.
  4. Put the time with your mentor to the best use. Come to meetings prepared with planned topics.
  5. Respond in a timely manner to your mentor's feedback. Respond to emails from your mentor at most 2 days after receipt.
  6. Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and weaknesses. 
  7. If something concerning the mentor needs to be discussed with others, it should first be discussed within the mentoring relationship.

Mentee DON'Ts

  1. Ask for advice on everything. Mentees should have a purpose in each request.
  2. Blame the mentor if his or her advice doesn't work out.
  3. Expect the mentor to know all the answers.
  4. Commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.
  5. Cancel meetings/visits with your mentor at the last minute.