MentorMatch

Welcome to MentorMatch, a healthcare professional mentorship program. MentorMatch pairs medical students, physician assistant students, and early-career physicians and physician assistants with peak career counterparts. These experienced professionals will volunteer their time to serve as mentors.

The program will create matches based on common interests and experiences, then guide the pairs through the process of building a successful mentor-mentee relationship. OMA MentorMatch is a powerful tool for both professional and personal development.

What happens next?

The OMA staff will strive to make matches within two weeks of receiving an application. Quality matching is dependent on the available pool of participants, so a longer waiting period is possible.  The OMA wants to make matches based on shared professional interests, not just availability. After submitting an application, prospective mentors and mentees will receive an email once a match is made. You’ll learn next steps, as well as how to get in touch with your match. 

I’ve got a match! Now what?

Meet your new mentor or mentee! At this first meeting you’ll discuss goals and expectations for the new relationship and outline them in written form so you’ll always have something clear to help guide you.

How long does the program last?

When you meet with your match for the first time the two of you will agree to participate in the program for one full year, at which point your OMA MentorMatch pairing will conclude. 

But just because the formal structure ends doesn’t mean the relationship does. We encourage you to stay in touch with your match for as long as you like. At the conclusion of the one-year term you can also apply again to OMA MentorMatch and be paired with a new mentor or mentee. You may even decide to switch roles and go from mentee to mentor, or vice versa!