Hello MFM Program Directors,
In an effort to improve mentorship for MFM applicants, the Associate Member Representatives are working to establish a new program called MFM FRAME (Fellow-Resident Applicant Mentorship Experience) in which current fellows will serve as mentors to resident applicants. The reason we sought to develop this program is because of an identified deficit in resident mentorship with varying levels of mentorship across residency programs. We recognize that applicants with less mentorship and/or without local fellowship programs may have different experiences in applying to fellowship. The goal of the MFM FRAME program is to provide an improved mentorship experience for all fellowship applicants so they are able to put their best foot forward and not be limited simply by a lack of guidance in the process.
What we need at this time is to have current fellows fill out the attached survey (which takes approximately 5 minutes to complete). Your fellows should have already received a request from SMFM to fill out the survey but we are hoping you may encourage them to fill it out if they have not done so already. The survey assesses past experiences with mentorship, solicits opinions about ways to optimize the program, and provides an opportunity for willing/enthusiastic fellows to volunteer as future mentors to applicants. There are also a few questions at the end about training during COVID times.
*Note: This is a fellow initiated project. No part of this survey is program specific and the survey will in no way be utilized to evaluate personal qualifications or quality of training.*
Please direct questions or concerns about this project to Shannon Son (Associate Member Representative) email@example.com