Yours in service,
|Synopsis for Communications/Website Committee|
|Patrick B. Garvey, MD, Chair;
Salvatore Lettieri, MD, Co-Chair
|Mentorship Committee Update|
|Arun Gosain, MD, Chair
Linda Phillips, MD, Co-Chair
The Mentorship Committee has scheduled the following Fall Seminars on Mentorship:
The committee is also working on the development of an Expanded Curriculum on Mentoring to include types of mentoring relationships, value of mentoring, self assessment of needs, special case mentoring for women and minorities, mentoring for new and established, for lab, clinical, and leadership roles.
The Goldwyn Award has been extremely successful this year, and there have been more requests than the current Visiting Professor can accommodate. We request all of you to continue to support this award, and preference for visits by the Goldwyn Visiting Professor will be given to institutions who did not have a visit in the present year. Our committee will be soliciting names for the Goldwyn Award recipient for 2015-2016; watch for the call for nominations and submit your nominee.
The ACAPS ListServ was launched on July 2 with an introductory message describing its purpose. In brief, the ListServ is directed to all Program Directors and Program Chairs of ACGME-approved training programs in plastic surgery, and all ACAPS Committee Chairs. Our goal is to initiate exchange of communication with key educators in plastic surgery that will improve the structure of their respective training programs.
Finally, we are working to develop One-on-One Mentorship Relationships pairing academic faculty who are within the first 3 years of completion of training with a senior ACAPS member (10 years or more following completion of training) who can serve as a mentor outside of their home institution. To facilitate this, we have distributed two questionnaires to all members of the ACAPS. The first is directed to potential MENTORS and the second is directed to potential MENTEES. Once we receive these responses, we will pair potential mentees with a mentor who may have similar clinical and/or research interests.