In 2010, the AASLD Governing Board directed the Membership and Mentorship Committee to create a mentorship program targeted toward medical, surgical, and pediatric residents and their mentors to attend The Liver Meeting® each year.
The resulting AASLD Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Travel Award Program is designed to promote the study of hepatology among residents who have the potential for a career in academic medicine, and who may be interested in choosing adult or pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, hepatopathology, surgery, or GI radiation with an emphasis on hepatobiliary imaging as their career focus.
Listen to Dr. Steven Herrine, Chair, Membership and Mentoring Committee, explain why investing in the AASLD Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Travel Award Program is vital to AASLD's future.
Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information, and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else. We all have a need for insight that is outside of our normal life and educational experience. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement, and problem-solving.
Pictured: Oloruntoba Omobonike, MD, recipient of the 2012 AASLD Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Travel Award, Duke University, and her mentor Andrew Muir, MD, Duke University
AASLD members would serve as mentors by identifying candidates who have an interest in liver disease, and who are most likely undecided on their career path. Mentors must be willing to commit for the duration of The Liver Meeting® (Thursday-Monday), and provide feedback and regular follow up with AASLD about this program.
Mentors are expected to:
Mentees in this program must demonstrate motivation, self-direction, and personal integrity; highly developed interpersonal skills; and demonstrated leadership and potential for academic success. And — most of all — the desire to succeed. Mentees must be willing to commit for the duration of The Liver Meeting® (Friday-Tuesday), and provide feedback to their mentors and AASLD with regular follow up after the program.
Mentees are expected to:
Learn how to apply for the program.