Mentorship Program

What is the Mentorship Program?

At each live conference, members of OMA have the opportunity to participate in the mentorship program as a mentor or a mentee. Due to a high volume of interest in the program, participants will most likely be in groups of several mentees for each mentor. This allows participants to meet with a wider range of individuals and provides more opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas.

What is a Mentor?

A mentor is an experienced health care professional willing to help those new to the field and offer advice about practicing obesity medicine. Each mentor will be assigned a group of three or more mentees to meet with during the conference. Mentors have the option to meet with each of their mentees separately or to arrange a meeting as a group.

“I have been a mentor at the last several conferences and it has been a very rewarding experience. Serving as a mentor enhances my experience at the conferences.”

“The mentorship program is truly a wonderful opportunity for mentees and incredibly rewarding for mentors.”

What is a Mentee?

A mentee is an emerging obesity medicine clinician looking for advice. Each mentee will be assigned to a group that includes a mentor and a few other mentees. Mentees are encouraged to reach out to their assigned mentor, as well as other mentees in their group, to take advantage of the opportunity to network during the conference.

“I really appreciated having a mentor.”

“I enjoyed this program very much!”

Questions about the Mentorship Program

Questions, or interested in participating in the program? Email membership@obesitymedicine.org.