Learn About Mentor Match

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the Association of Directors of Geriatrics Academic Programs (ADGAP) are pleased to provide the Virtual Mentor Match Program, an opportunity for members to connect and explore new collaborations and working relationships.


The AGS Virtual Mentor Match program offers the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship based on your needs, including long-term and situational mentoring across disciplines and career stages.  The AGS Virtual Mentor Match facilitates the matching of members with a mentor to address unmet career development needs of:
  • Trainees
  • Junior Faculty
  • Women in Geriatrics
  • Geriatrics Program Directors
  • Geriatrics professionals of any level seeking clarity or guidance on career transitions, CV review, etc.

Whether you're looking to connect with a mentor for a short-term consult or to develop a more long-term relationship, Mentor Match is for you!

Program Benefits for Mentees:

- Get a fresh perspective from experienced professionals 
- Build your network and gain name recognition
Establish and maintain a mentoring relationship on your terms
- Set your own agenda for meetings to get your specific questions answered
- Make new contacts that might provide job leads or collaboration opportunities
- Get insights on your CV, interview skills, contract negotiation and more
- Get the support you need to feel confident and uplifted as you navigate your career


Become a Mentor Today!

- Build leadership and teaching skills
Enhance your network and gain influence
- Bring a new perspective to your work and discover new questions or ideas
- Experience the rewarding fulfillment of assisting someone in their career and/or program development

Mentors have the ability to  set limits on their participation , including the number of mentees that they can take on and  and turning off participation during specified date ranges.  Mentors can also  track their mentoring relationships via their personalized  mentorship dashboard.

PROGRAM PRO-TIP:

You can sign up as both and mentor AND a mentee. Get the answers you need and give back by helping someone else!


Please note: Enrollment for The Annual In-Person Mentorship Program that takes place at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting is NOT conducted through Mentor Match. Click here for more information about the Annual In-Person Mentorship Program.
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  COMPLETE YOUR MENTORSHIP BIO

Complete your Mentorship Bio. Add a profile picture and tell us about yourself in your bio. This will help your mentor or mentee learn about you in your own words. If you have any questions about completing your profile or updating your contact information you can contact us at membership@americangeriatrics.org.



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  ENROLL

    Use the enrollment form to select your topics of interest, and then enroll as a mentor and/or mentee (you can choose both!). As a mentor, you'll be asked to choose a start date for when you will start accepting mentee requests. As a mentor and a mentee, you’ll be able to provide an end date (optional), and communication preferences for how you'd like to connect with your mentor/mentee.

    Enroll as a  Mentor
    Enroll as a Mentee

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    MENTEES: FIND A MATCH

    Mentees can use the Mentor Directory to find a match! Start by selecting mentoring topics of interest and a communication method that matches yours and then decide what else you're looking for in a mentor. You can filter options such as discipline, career stage, topics in which a mentor has indicated their expertise, location, and even name if you want to look for someone specific.

    Once you've made your selections, click "find mentor" to browse your options. In the results that are returned, clicking on someone's profile picture will bring you to their mentoring profile where you can learn more about them.

    If you think that person is a good match, click "send mentor request.” Note: we recommend sending no more than 3 mentor requests at a time.


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      CONNECT & LEARN

    Let the mentoring begin! We recommend starting off by emailing your mentor to schedule the first time you want to meet and discuss your mentorship goals. Here's a sample email to send and ideas of what to discuss. We recommend referring to our tools for extra help.

    Also, don't forget to view our Mentoring FAQs.