Young Investigators (those ages 40 and younger) comprise 35% of the OARSI membership and represent the future of the society. As a result of the success of the Mentorship Sessions for young investigators at the OARSI Congresses, we have now established an ongoing mentorship opportunity for OARSI members.
Young investigators are sometimes in need of talking with more senior OARSI members regarding career and research advice related to specific areas of interest. By checking a box on your membership profile, you agree to be a mentor. Young Investigators seeking someone to speak with could search the OARSI member database for mentors in specific areas and contact would be made individually.
The time commitment is minimal and correspondence would be conducted by email and/or telephone. This is a wonderful opportunity ensure the future of OARSI!
Follow these steps to Find a Mentor:
a. Log on to the OARSI webiste as a member.
b. Click on the Blue Icon in the upper left corner. It says Menu.
d. Visit the Member Directory .
e. Click on Advanced Search on the right side and click "Part of the Mentor Program". The search will return OARSI members who are signed up to be a mentor.
If you would like to become a mentor, simply edit your profile by logging in as a member and then using the menu button on upper left corner of the screen.