AMIGO is a pediatric rheumatology mentoring program. To address the needs of early career pediatric rheumatologists, the ACR Special Committee on Pediatric Rheumatology and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) joined together in 2011 to develop a program to support the career development of fellows and junior faculty in pediatric rheumatology via educational services, facilitated networking, and most importantly a one-on-one mentoring program through which interested mentees are matched with mentors at other institutions.
Mentors: Pediatric rheumatologist. ACR membership is required.
Mentees: Pediatric rheumatology fellows and junior faculty. ACR membership is required.
We anticipate a 5 - 10 hour per year time commitment, consisting of phone calls and two face-to-face meetings a year.
Applications to serve as a mentee and/or mentor are closed. The deadline to apply was September 24. The data from the applications will be used to match AMIGO mentor / mentee pairs for the 2021 cycle.
Questions? Contact AMIGO@rheumatology.org.
Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program: The purpose of the Pediatric Research LRP is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals as pediatric investigators. NIH defines pediatric research as "research that is directly related to diseases, disorders, and other conditions in children."