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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. 

Apply by March 15 to participate in the 2021 program! Submit your application here.

Program Structure

Interested members will complete an application 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.  

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

2021 Program Timeline



March 15

Application period ends

March 31

MAOFP notifies participants of mentorship pairings

April 13, 8-9 PM

Virtual kick-off meeting for participants

August 10

MAOFP solicits mid-point feedback from participants

July 30 or 31

Mentorship Networking Event at Summer Conference

December 1

Program concludes, MAOFP solicits final feedback from participants

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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