In a survey of LGBT medical trainees, 72% thought it was important to have an LGBT-identified mentor for personal development, valuing positive role modeling and shared understanding of experiences. Additionally, 59% of trainees felt it was important to have an LGBT-identified mentor for career development, with benefits of peer networking and professional advice.
Sanchez et al. The future of LGBT health professional: Perspectives on career and personal mentorship. LGBT Health, 2018
Dear Pride Ortho Members,
We are excited to initiate our formal mentoring program! It will include both one-on-one as well as group mentoring opportunities. Our goal is to pair mentors with mentees for a year-long formal mentoring relationship, with the understanding that some of these relationships may extend beyond the single year. In order for us to pair people appropriately, we ask that you complete either the mentee or mentor application (or both) depending on your goals, skills, and abilities.