Mentorship Award

2018-2019 MDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Applications will be accepted starting
September 2017
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The Board of Directors of the MDS instituted a MDS Mentorship Program to foster interest in careers in medical dermatology, especially in the care of patients with serious dermatologic disease. Participants spend one month at an institution under the direction of a senior MDS member.

The Medical Dermatology Society (MDS) invites Residents, Post-Dermatology Residency Fellows, and Junior Faculty to apply for the 2018/2019 MDS Mentorship Program.  Awardees may receive up to $2,000 for direct expenses associated with spending a period of one (1) month being mentored by a senior MDS member.  Please review the following important guidelines that must be followed.

MDS MENTORSHIP MISSION AND GOALS
•  To develop leadership skills in dermatology residents, fellows and junior faculty
•  Enhance contributions to dermatology and medicine
•  To promote mentorship relationship within the Medical Dermatology Society
•  To establish long-term relationships between mentors and their mentee

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
•  Mentor and Mentee both must be current members of the MDS
•  Available MDS Mentors can be found by following the link below
•  Mentor and Mentee must not be from the same institution
•  A Mentor may host more than one awardee in the same year
•  MDS mentorship awardees from prior year's, are not eligible to apply unless the
   specific project focus is different from a previous awarded mentorship
•  Funding will only be granted to mentorship projects with no additional funding,
   contingent upon awards from other Organizations 

MENTORSHIP ROTATIONS
•  Mentorship must take place between April 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019
•  The four (4) weeks of mentorship does not have to be consecutive but must include
   a minimum of two (2) consecutive weeks on site with the mentor
•  A letter from the Mentee’s Chair must be submitted to the MDS for approval if you are
   unable to complete the four (4) consecutive week schedule
•  Approval must be obtained from the MDS Mentorship Committee in advance of
   any rotation changes

EXPENSE GUIDELINES
•  Anticipated expenses must be submitted and include only reasonable direct incidentals
   such as transportation, lodging, food, and supplies.  
•  Salaries, malpractice insurance, indirect or overhead costs, are not be covered expenses
•  The MDS Mentorship Committee reserves the right to revise the final budget proposal

 UPON COMPLETION OF THE MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE
•  Receipts for travel and lodging must be submitted no later than one (1) month
   after completion of your mentorship 
•  Awardees must submit to the MDS office a one (1) page report no later than one (1) month
    after they complete their mentorship experience
•  The summary report should provide a detailed description of the mentorship experience 
•  Reports should highlight your experience and how it has enhanced your career development
•  Your summary report can be submitted as a formal research abstract
    describing relevant research performed through your MDS grant experience
•  Summary reports may be chosen for verbal or poster presentation at the MDS Annual Meeting
•  Summary reports will be posted on the MDS website once receive


MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT FOR THE MDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
In order for the MDS to continue to provide a very successful Mentorship Awards Program, which is a staple of the Society over the years, and the challenges the MDS faces with the lack of pharm support for the mentorship program; your donation will help support the Mentorship Program.  Any and all donations are welcome and greatly appreciated by the MDS.

Support the MDS Mentorship Program Campaign, by visiting   MDS Mentorship Donation Link

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR MENTORS AND MENTEES
  Mentor and Mentee must be active current members of the MDS 
  Mentor and Mentee must not be from the same institution
  A Mentor may host more than one awardee in the same year
  Letter of Recommendation from potential Mentor is requested from the applicant
  A description of projects or experiences the applicant will undertake should be summarized

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MENTOR?
If you are a current MDS Member and interested in being a mentor.

  Download the
Mentor Interest Form
Questions regarding the mentorship program may be forwarded via
email to the MDS Office or by phone at 216-579-9300.


MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY SOCIETY
526 Superior Avenue East, Suite 340, Cleveland, OH 44114-1900
Phone: 216.579.9300 / Fax: 216.579.9333

MDS@sidnet.org