Mentorship Program

The AAOP Mentoring Program Is Entering Its Fourth Year

During the past 3 years this relatively new committee has assisted our members who are new to orofacial pain by matching them up with experienced providers.  It is open to all AAOP members including students, researchers, physical therapists, etc., and any member can choose to be a mentor, mentee, or both – we all have plenty to learn and plenty to teach. For those of you who participated last year, thank you.

Applications must be received by February 25th, so please respond quickly to make sure you can be included!  Please note: This is a one-year program where mentors and mentees are matched together to facilitate growth and connection. There will be a kick off meeting in conjunction with the 2022 Convention, this year in Boston.

Every year, thus far, our goal has been to provide a structured, fun and effective program.  This year, as we transition leadership to a new Chair, we hope to have a more robust program that besides providing activities for mentors and mentees to work on together, will ensure that worthwhile take-home points and relationships are created. Some of the activities are but not limited to

– Kick off and conclusion reception at the annual scientific meeting

– Online ice breaker activities to get to know your mentor / mentee and other program participants

– Internet/ social media (WHATSAPP) forum for all participants to share experiences

– Sample cases, controversial topics, ethical dilemmas, and other practical matters to discuss

Please complete the appropriate application(s) and send to AAOPmentorship@gmail.com.  A complete application allows us to best match mentees and mentors.

Sincerely,

Seema Kurup MDS, MS, FAAOP, FAAOM
Chair: Mentorship Committee, AAOP
Diplomate: American Board of Orofacial Pain

To participate please contact us: aaopmentorship@gmail.com.

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