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AAMC MOSAIC Program Mentor Application

The AAMC Career Development Program for MOSAIC Scholars is soliciting applications from academic researchers who are interesting in becoming an AAMC MOSAIC Mentor. This activity is voluntary and should take no longer than 30 minutes. For more information about the MOSAIC Program, please visit the AAMC MOSAIC website.

MOSAIC Program Mentors must fulfill the following requirements: 
  • During the initial mentorship year, attend a fall virtual mentorship Kick-Off session facilitated by the Center for the Improvement of Mentoring Experiences in Research (CIMER) and a follow-up virtual Check-In session early the following year.
  • Meet virtually with your scholar monthly during their K phase of the K99/R00 award and the first six months of their R phase as a new faculty member. During the remaining part of the award, meet with your scholar however often you mutually agree.
  • Engage your scholar as needed with an optional National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) curriculum tailored for the MOSAIC program. The curriculum includes topics like dealing with stress, microaggressions, identity as a scientist, impact of cultural identity, aligning expectations, perseverance, work-life balance, and the importance of networking, etc.
  • Engage your scholar in career planning discussions, provide coaching on grant writing, and help them to identify the right institutional environment for them.
This application asks about your skills and experience in in several mentoring topic areas.* MOSAIC Scholars complete a similar questionnaire that asks about their needs and preferences around the same mentoring topics. If you are identified as a potential match for a specific scholar based on an alignment of questionnaire responses, you will be contacted by AAMC staff about the next steps in the mentor matching process. You will always be able to accept or decline any potential mentorship relationship before it begins if you do not think it will be mutually beneficial.

Because each MOSAIC Scholar will have a unique set of developmental interests, needs, and other characteristics, AAMC will build a large and diverse pool of research mentors with varying backgrounds, experiences and skill sets that it can tap during the next four years. AAMC will be assigned approximately 10-20 MOSAIC scholars per year between 2022 and 2024, and your application will remain in the pool during this time unless you are matched with a specific scholar. 

Your application answers are classified by AAMC as Restricted, but if you are identified as a potential match for a specific scholar, your identified answers to questions proceeded by three asterisks (***) will be shared with that scholar before moving on to the next step in the mentor matching process. Answers to all other questions will only be shared with a small number of AAMC MOSAIC staff. Other than the above qualifications, your identified responses will not be released to anyone else without your permission. We may release de-identified responses to individuals who agree to protect it and who agree to the AAMC confidentiality policies.  All questions pertaining to gender identity and sexuality are classified as Confidential and will never be released outside the AAMC. All responses will be securely stored by the AAMC with appropriate access controls to limit exposure of your data to those with a need to know. Identified and de-identified responses will be stored for five years.  

This activity has been reviewed according to AAMC policies and procedures. If you have any questions about the AAMC MOSAIC Program or or about this application, please contact Jennifer Goubeaux at jgoubeaux@aamc.org or 202-900-8323. Thank you for applying to become an AAMC MOSAIC Scholar Mentor and for your commitment to increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the biomedical research workforce.

*The mentoring skill topic areas are adopted from the University of Wisconsin –Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Wisconsin Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research Measuring Mentor-Mentee Alignment Toolkit. 
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