AASLD members serve as mentors by identifying candidates who have an interest in liver disease, and who are most likely undecided on their career path. Mentors then assist the resident in completing the program application, and must be willing to commit for the duration of The Liver Meeting® (Friday-Tuesday), and provide feedback and regular follow up with AASLD about this program.
Mentors are expected to:
Resident 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:
Watch past participants of AASLD's Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Program discuss their experience, and encourage other surgical and medical residents to apply for the 2016 program.
Created in 2010, the AASLD Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Program promotes the study of hepatology among residents who have the potential for a career in academic medicine and who haven’t yet determined their long-term career goals. This program is targeted toward medical, surgical, and pediatric residents and their Mentors to attend The Liver Meeting® each year and participate in other AASLD activities throughout their training.
The primary audience for the Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Program would be residents interested in choosing adult or pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, hepatopathology, surgery, or GI radiation with an emphasis on hepatobiliary imaging as their career focus. Through exposure to all The Liver Meeting® has to offer and other AASLD training, educational, and leadership opportunities, our goal of having the resident choose hepatology or transplant hepatology for a career can be met.