SHEA’s Mentorship Program

SHEA Mentorship Program – Applications Open!

All participants must register to attend the SHEA Spring 2022 Conference by February 14, 2022, in order to participate in this year’s Mentorship Program. Please note only those attending in person will be able to participate in the program. 

The SHEA Mentorship Program is designed to create a strong networking community while providing and enhancing the SHEA membership experience at all levels. Our goal is to form relationships that can be carried forward beyond the SHEA Spring meeting. The SHEA Mentorship Subcommittee will select the mentees and appropriately pair them with a mentor. 

Apply to become a Mentor or Mentee when you register to attend the SHEA Spring Conference.  

We have a 2-tier approach to being a mentor or mentee to help better chose what you are comfortable identifying as. 

Mentor:

  • Mid-Career Mentor: In practice for 5-7 years. Still new in their career but willing to mentor those who are just starting (1-2 years) in the field.
  • Seasoned Mentor: In practice for 8 years or more or retired. Has held leadership positions with SHEA, IDSA, APIC, or other like societies, and/or high positions at their institution, place of work, or state/federal level.

Mentee:

  • Mid-Career Mentee: 4 – 7 years into their career. Is active in the fields of infection prevention/control, stewardship, and/or public health.
  • Junior Mentee: 0-5 years into their career or still in training (e.g., fellow, resident, student).

The program will continue throughout the entirety of 2022. SHEA requires that all mentees and mentors participate in the following activities:

  • Formal Introductions – Mentors and Mentees should connect before the SHEA Spring Conference by phone or email.
  • While at SHEA Spring:
    • Attending the Mentorship Program Meet and Greet Breakfast to meet mentors and other SHEA leaders on Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    • Meeting with your mentor to discuss science, career development, and networking opportunities.
    • Attending session(s) of common interest with your mentor during SHEA Spring 2022.
    • Optional interaction during SHEA Spring 2022, such as attending Posters during Lunch

Prospective Mentees who are either experienced or new SHEA members are welcome to apply. Your Mentor will provide you with the benefit of their career experience, vision, advice, and planning in order to further your own career aspirations. Mentees may consider this program for a variety of reasons:

  • Considering a career in healthcare epidemiology?
  • Looking to get more involved in SHEA?
  • Looking to expand their network of like-minded colleagues?

Prospective Mentors should be seasoned healthcare professionals.  Mentors can expect to build a connection that can help build a budding career. All mentors must apply to be considered. Mentors may consider this program for a variety of reasons:

  • Looking to share your knowledge and experience with others?
  • Looking to expand your network of like-minded colleagues?
  • Want to build long lasting relationships?
  • Want to help build a stronger SHEA Membership?

All Mentors and Mentees will be highlighted in the SHEA Spring 2022 Conference Final Program.