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One-on-One Mentoring Program

Application Deadline: Rolling
2017 Selection Dates: January 2017, April 2017, July 2017, October 2017


To encourage and foster the exchange of ideas, expertise, values, skills, perspectives, attitudes and proficiencies, in one-on-on relationships, between senior heart failure specialists and early career professionals who have a strong interest in heart failure. This multidisciplinary program will help contribute to the professional development of heart failure clinicians, and ensure the growth of the specialty, and assist HFSA in developing a continuity of volunteer leadership and best practices for the future.


  • Be an HFSA Member
  • Any Physician, Nurse, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, or Allied Health Professional in the first 7 years of their career
  • Commit to a 12-month mentorship

Why Become a Mentee?

  • Grow Professionally
  • Acquire new skills
  • Gain new insights
  • Set and attain goals
  • Expand networking
  • Develop clinical and research expertise
  • Learn from the leaders in the field
  • Personal satisfaction

Program Overview

The HFSA Mentoring Program is based on a one-to-one pairing of a senior association member (mentor) and an early career member (mentee). Early career is defined as first seven years in heart failure practice. The number of pairings, at any time, will depend on the availability, suitability and compatibility of mentors and mentees. The timeframe for HFSA mentorship will be 12 months, commencing at the time you are provided with a mentor. During this time, the mentee and mentor will work to fashion their own unique mentoring partnership and use this foundation to create a successful relationship. Association staff will assist, as appropriate, by providing background information about mentoring to both mentors and mentees. While each mentor/mentee relationship will be unique, these relationships will share common characteristics: personal, face-to-face time; periodic telephone and email exchanges; reciprocal site visits, where possible, and getting together at the HFSA Annual Meeting and other association meetings and events. The HFSA staff responsible for administrative and program oversight of the Mentoring Program will periodically communicate with both the mentor and mentee to learn how the mentoring relationship is progressing and to offer suggestions or ideas which may make the relationship more successful or work better.

HFSA members interested in becoming a mentee will be required to submit an application explaining why they want to participate and why they should be selected to participate in the program. If selected, a mentee must commit to participate in the mentoring relationship for the full 12 months.

Applications are accepted at any time during the year but will be reviewed for placement quarterly. Every effort will be made to pair appropriate mentors and mentees; however, there may be circumstances in which there is not a suitable mentor available for a mentee. Mentors will be selected by invitation solely at the discretion of HFSA. All decisions regarding specific pairings of mentor and mentee and the number of such pairings will be made by the Early Career Committee.

An Early Career reception will be held at the Annual Scientific Meeting to provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet or reunite mentors and mentees who have previously participated in the program. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to meet other Early Career attendees and mentors and expand your professional network. This is a networking event not to be missed!


How to Apply

Next Application Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time. Placement of mentors with mentees will be done quarterly.

If you have any questions, please email us at pmcgary@hfsa.org


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