Purpose

The SOAP Mentoring Academy is a vibrant community that fosters the growth, learning, and career development of individuals committed to providing exemplary obstetric anesthesia care. This initiative is exclusive to SOAP members, ensuring a focused and passionate network of mentors and mentees. 

Goals

Our primary aim is to enrich the professional development of both mentors and mentees, delivering substantial benefits to SOAP members by:

  • Offering expert guidance, advice, and unwavering support.
  • Facilitating meaningful connections among members.
  • Creating and curating targeted programs and events designed to address specific needs.

Focus Areas

  1. Speaker Exchange Program
    • A platform for sharing expertise and insights across the community.
  2. Short-term Consulting Services
    • Includes a specialized Mentor/Mentee Matching Program tailored to individual needs.
  3. Professional Development Lecture Series
    • The SOAP Fall Forum offers lectures to advance professional skills and knowledge.

By participating in the SOAP Mentoring Academy, members gain access to a wealth of resources, expertise, and a supportive community committed to advancing the field of obstetric anesthesia care.

Mentor/Mentee Matching Program - 2023-2024 Term & Deadlines

  • July 24, 2024 - Applications for Mentor/Mentee pairings open.
  • August 23, 2024 - Applications for Mentor/Mentee pairings close
  • September 12, 2024 - Mentors & Mentees will be paired for a 9-month commitment
  • May 2025 - Mentor/Mentee 9-month commitment is completed
For the Mentor For the Mentee
Eligibility:
Associate Professor
Professor
Private Practice OB Anesthesiologists

Eligibility:
Clinical Instructor or Equivalent
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Private Practice OB Anesthesiologists

 9-month commitment  9-month commitment
Clear goals and objectives discussed
during first meeting
Clear goals and objectives discussed
during first meeting
Engage with mentee every 2-4 weeks
(depending on the need and the stage of the pairing commitment)
Check-in with mentor every 2-4 weeks
(depending on the need and the stage of the pairing commitment)
Meet with mentee once a month Meet with mentor once a month
No more than 2 mentees per cycle Only 1 mentor per cycle 
Completion of EXIT survey Completion of EXIT survey


Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Clinical Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Career Planning
  • Classroom Skills
  • Presenting Nationally
  • Basic Science Research
  • Grant/Funding
  • Administrative Leadership               
  • Educational Leadership
  • Departmental Leadership
  • Research Leadership
  • Publishing Research
  • Manuscript Writing
  • Navigating Upper Management
  • Navigating a Career as a Woman
  • Navigating a Career as a URM
  • Business Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Academic Promotion
  • Program/Fellowship Director Development/Leadership
  • Division Director Development/Leadership
  • How to Be a Mentor/Mentee
  • Manuscript Peer Review
  • Quality Improvement Research