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MAOFP's Mentor Program facilitates meaningful one-on-one mentorship opportunities between physicians, residents and students. Each participant may serve as a mentor and/or mentee to best meet their needs and goals. For example, a new physician or resident may wish to mentor a medical student or another resident, or he/she may wish to receive mentorship from a more experienced physician. 

Submit your application here.

Eligibility to Participate

Current MAOFP members are eligible to participate in the Mentor Program for no additional charge. Not a member? Join today! Student memberships are free and resident memberships are only $25!

Program Structure

Interested members will complete an application by January 25, 2024 and identify areas of needed support from a mentor and/or knowledge and guidance they would like to share with a mentee. MAOFP staff and leadership will pair members with complementary needs and strengths.

MAOFP will hold a virtual kick-off meeting to review the program structure and expectations of participation. Each mentorship pair will determine their own schedule and methods of communication (scheduled calls, in-person or virtual meetings, emails, etc.). It is highly recommended that each pair connect at least once per month.  

Program Timeline and Events

The program runs from February through June.  MAOFP recommends that mentor pairings meet at least once per month in February – June or more often if schedules and individual needs/preferences allow.

Mentor Program Networking Reception – Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 5:30 PM

MAOFP invites those interested in participating in the Mentor Program as a mentor or mentee to join us for this networking event. The event is taking place during the Winter Family Medicine Update at Shanty Creek Resort. This will be a great opportunity to connect with osteopathic family physicians as well as residents and medical students looking to advance their career.

Orientation Session for Mentors and Mentees – Date TBD (February 2024) 

This virtual orientation session will equip mentors with best practices, tools, and resources to assist them and MAOFP will share a brief overview of the program. Mentors and mentees will  develop a schedule for the mentoring sessions on their own.

Mentor Benefits

  • Positively impact the field of osteopathic family medicine

  • Enhancement of coaching, leadership, and management skills
  • Exposure to a diversity of thought, style, personality, and culture
  • Satisfaction in sharing your wisdom and experience with others
  • Opportunity to reflect on your own goals and practices

Mentee Benefits

  • Access to a support system during critical stages of career development
  • Gain knowledge and perspective on navigating your career
  • Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Opportunity to develop career goals with input from an experienced physician

Participant Expectations

  • Adhere to the communications schedule established by the mentorship pair and/or provide timely notice when rescheduling is necessary.
  • Come prepared for each communication and follow through on agreed-upon action steps (e.g., sharing a resource, making an introduction).
  • Respond to calls/emails from the mentor/mentee in a timely manner.
  • Respect the confidentiality of discussions and only disclose information discussed with the permission of the mentor/mentee.
  • Notify MAOFP staff immediately if you are no longer able to actively participate in the program.


Contact the MAOFP office at info@maofp.org or (517) 253-8037. 

2501 Jolly Road, Suite 110 | Okemos, MI 48864

517.253.8037 | fax: 517.220.2969

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