Mentorship For Members

The SASGOG Mentorship Committee matches SASGOG early or mid-career faculty members interested in meeting with an experienced academic specialist in general Obstetrics and Gynecology to discuss their careers. Typically, this matching occurs in the first quarter of the year based on common areas of interest.* Once matched, the mentors and mentees are introduced, meet virtually and then face-to-face at the SASGOG Annual Meeting.

To become a mentor or mentee in 2021, you can sign up at the same time you register for the Annual Meeting. The matching of mentors and mentees will occur before the Annual Meeting.  Mentors and mentees will be introduced in April and are asked to meet virtually at least twice in the second and third quarters of 2021.

Not able to attend the Annual Meeting?  ACOG also provides mentoring opportunities.  Following the ACOG-SASGOG mentoring instructions you can also be matched with the SASGOG member.

*Areas of Interest
Leadership Development
Career Options in Academic Medicine
Getting Promoted
Finding a Niche
Legislative & Political Advocacy
Medical Student Education
Networking
Wellness
International/Global Medicine
Getting Credit for What You Do
How to Negotiate for What You Want

SASGOG Curated List of Mentorship Resources

Selected Bibliography: Articles on Mentorship in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Academic Medicine:

  • Cain JM, Schulkin J, Parisi V, Power ML, Holzman GB, Williams S. Effects of perceptions and mentorship on pursuing a career in academic medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2001;76(6):628-34.
  • Cree-Green M, Carreau AM, Davis SM, Frohnert BI, Kaar JL, Ma NS, et al. Peer mentoring for professional and personal growth in academic medicine. J Investig Med. 2020;68(6):1128-34.
  • Eubanks AA, MacKinnon RM, Shay KH, Criscione LT, Saunders RD. Speed Mentoring: An Effective & Efficient Path to Development of Mentor Relationships in a Military Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency. Mil Med. 2020.
  • Geraci SA, Thigpen SC. A Review of Mentoring in Academic Medicine. Am J Med Sci. 2017;353(2):151-7.
  • Nasab S, Rushing JS, Segars JH, Evers E, Handa VL, Lawson S, et al. A Mentorship Program for Academic Obstetrician Gynecologists that Improved Publication and Overall Confidence for Success. Semin Reprod Med. 2019;37(5-06):257-64.
  • Quaas AM, Berkowitz LR, Tracy EE. Evaluation of a formal mentoring program in an obstetrics and gynecology residency training program: resident feedback and suggestions. J Grad Med Educ. 2009;1(1):132-8.
  • Straus SE, Johnson MO, Marquez C, Feldman MD. Characteristics of successful and failed mentoring relationships: a qualitative study across two academic health centers. Academic medicine: journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2013;88(1):82-9.

Selected General Guides for Mentorship in Academic Medicine:

MedEdPortal: Curriculum Resources for Mentorship

Goal-setting & Effective Meetings:

Updated February 2, 2021