Year-Long Mentoring Scholarship Fund
The AAHPM Year-long Mentoring Scholarship provides funding to support new mentoring relationships focused on professional development in hospice, education, research, clinical care, and administration. Mentoring is the sharing of expertise, perspectives, skills, and principles. Whether you need advice or a sounding board, a mentor can inspire and guide you.
Scholarship recipients receive up to $1,500 reimbursement per mentor pair for mentoring-related travel expenses. Funds may not be used to cover institutional indirect expenses. Funding is available throughout the academic year beginning in July. You can use the funds to visit both the mentee and mentor’s institutions or apply the funds toward Annual Assembly registration reimbursement if you have prearranged an onsite mentor meeting.
- Mentees must be AAHPM members not previously selected to receive an AAHPM Year-Long Scholarship.
- Mentors must be identified prior to application.
- Mentors may not apply with more than one mentee.
- Mentoring pairs may not have worked at the same institution and/or on a project or committee together prior to application.
- Mentoring pairs must identify specific goals to support the need for long-distance mentoring over the course of an academic year.
- Preference is given to those who are fewer than 5 years postfellowship or terminal degree, unless you have transitioned to the field of hospice and palliative care midcareer.
- Priority is given to junior mentees who do not have an available mentor in their local area.
This is your opportunity to apply for funding to support a new mentoring relationship to enrich your career development, advancement, and satisfaction.
Check back for more information:
- View the sample Year-long Mentoring Scholarship Application Form: This document is in "PDF" format, which can be viewed with Adobe Reader software. Be sure to use the Adobe Reader version intended for your operating system. Connect to the Adobe website to download a free copy to your computer.
- Applicant's Biosketch (not to exceed 4 pages)
- Mentor's Biosketch (not to exceed 4 pages)
Use the NIH Biographical Sketch sample when preparing biosketches.
Congratulations to the 2016–2017 Year-Long Mentoring Scholarship Recipients
Ilanit Brook MD MSHS, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University Southern California Medical School, Los Angeles, CA
Mentor: Richard Goldstein, MD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Bonnie Chen, MD, The Permanente Medical Group, Oakland, CA
Mentor: Daniel Johnson, MD FAAHPM, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Aurora, CO
Allison Elizabeth Jordan, MD, Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Mentor: Christian Sinclair, MD, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Sonia Malhotra, MD MS FAAP, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Mentor: Michael Barnett, MD MS FAAP, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Jessica McFarlin, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC - transitioning to University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Mentor: Rodney O. Tucker, MD MMM FAAHPM, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Joel Phillips, DO, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Mentor: Benzi Kluger, MD MS, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Jasjot Kaur Vermani, MD FHM, Dignity Health St. John's Hospitals, Oxnard and Camarillo, CA
Mentor: Christopher Pietras, MD HMDC, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, CA
More Professional Development Opportunities
Interested in other professional development opportunities with AAHPM? Learn about the AAHPM Leadership Forum, an innovative collection of new training opportunities developed in partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership, designed to identify and refine nonclinical, but equally critical, leadership skills that hospice and palliative medicine physicians increasingly need for success.