Mentorship Mingle

Mentorship has been defined as a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. Mentors help mentees with development of proper problem-solving and decision-making techniques, the demonstration of technical skills, developing interpersonal abilities, and providing personal guidance. Many industries are rapidly recognizing the importance of a formal mentorship program so that finding a mentor is not left to the lucky few who happen to meet a wise and trusted counsellor.

SGS is pleased to offer a Mentorship Mingle. This event with seasoned SGS leaders is designed to connect experienced gynecologists with younger physicians (including fellows, those new to practice, residents) through an informal small group setting to discuss a variety of topics. Learn from your mentors, their past career and life experiences, and foster a relationship that can help you advance as a professional. Each table will feature one to two Mentors and 6-8 Mentees. Mentors will rotate amongst the tables to ensure optimal exposure of attendees to meet several senior and distinguished SGS Members and discuss timely topics.

Mentorship Mingle Rotation Mentors:
Dr. Matthew Barber, Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Dee Fenner, University of Michigan
Dr. Douglass Hale, Urogynecology Associates
Dr. Wilma Larsen, American Board of Ob/Gyn
Dr. Sangeeta Mahajan, University Hospitals Cleveland Med. Ctr.
Dr. Catherine Matthews, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Dr. Anthony Visco, Duke University Medical Center

This year we have added an additional Mentorship activity where you may register for a particular Mentor and this Mentor will continue discussing their particular topic for the entire hour period. The mentors that you may choose from for this session are:

Dr. Cheryl Iglesia - "Building it from scratch--practical business and career advice from a gyn surgeon in the trenches"
Dr. Vincent Lucente - “Understanding “YOU” the brand
Dr. Carl Zimmerman - "The Vanderbilt Model for Career Long Surgical Mentoring"