"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
To be a mentor is one of the highest callings. You are looked up to, admired, respected. You give guidance; you lead by example. You have a chance to make a difference in the life of another human being who will carry on your values.
As a mentor, you will be expected to give of yourself. You will be expected to answer questions and give advice. This is a one-year commitment, renewable for life.
What is in it for the mentor? No pay, no time off, no public accolades. Just the overwhelming satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference where it really counts: in the future of the profession which has been so good to you.
ACOI Mentoring Program Goals
The ACOI Mentoring Program was created in 2001 under the leadership of then-President Karen J. Nichols, DO, with these goals:
- To increase the percentage of DO students entering internal medicine;
- To increase the percentage of DO students in osteopathic internal medicine programs; and
- To increase the percentage of graduating residents in DO and MD internal medicine programs who become active participants in the family of osteopathic internal medicine.
About the Mentorship Program
To become an ACOI Mentor or "Mentee", please download and complete the appropriate application form and fax it to ACOI at 301 231-8877, or provide the requested information in an email to Karen C. Caruth, Executive Director.