Mentorship can be a critical segue into the field of infectious diseases, giving mentees important insights from experienced ID professionals and offering mentors the satisfaction of supporting a young professional following in their footsteps. Experienced mentors can guide and support the next generation of ID professionals, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to build a successful career in ID. Through the iDmentorship365 program, mentees will gain valuable insights and perspectives as well as receive feedback and advice that can help them grow and succeed in their careers. Overall, mentorship can ensure that we have a strong and capable workforce that is prepared to address important public health threats.
- One-year membership in the Infectious Diseases Society of America
- One-year subscription to The Journal of Infectious Diseases & the Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases
- IDWeek registration + travel stipend for kick-off luncheon (required)
- IDWeek Career Accelerator Package (headshot, resume/LinkedIn review)
- ID calendar, curated content, discussion groups and webinars
This program fosters effective mentor/mentee interactions that incorporate three key elements: professional development, education and a vision for the mentee’s future career.
Thank you for your interest in the 2023 iDMentorship365 program. We received a significant number of applications from medical students and residents, and the application period has now ended.
Our team is reviewing applications and will contact participants the week of Sept. 4. Your dedication to advancing infectious diseases is truly appreciated. Stay tuned for future updates and opportunities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Applicants must be medical students, residents, PharmD students or PharmD residents in an accredited medical school or residency in the U.S., Mexico or Canada; fellows and/or advance practice providers.
- Mentor applicants must be fellows or post ID fellowship to participate as a mentor.
- Mentors must be registered for the IDWeek to participate in the program.
- Our Mentorship Program mentors are valuable resources to emerging ID leaders. As a mentor, you are expected to share your knowledge and professional experiences with your mentees, try to answer questions they may have about the field and look for ways to offer personalized learning experiences for your mentee.
- May 19: Application opens for mentors and mentees
- Aug. 19 Application period closes
- Week of Sept. 4: Mentee and mentor pairs notified
- Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. ET: IDWeek iDMentorship365 Luncheon
- Oct. 12: IDWeek iDMentorship365 Happy Hour
- Oct. 20: Post-IDWeek questionnaire due
Make a Gift
Please consider making a contribution to the IDSA Foundation now or during your IDWeek registration. All donations support the activities and expansion of the Mentorship Program. Join us in sharing all the field of ID has to offer and supporting the next generation of ID experts.