Future Leaders alumni and past mentors took to the AGA Community recently to share their experiences with the award-winning program. Now in its third year, the program continues to have an impact on the careers of its participants and AGA.
Here’s what they had to say
“The Future Leaders Program provided robust leadership training, valuable mentorship, and invaluable networking with AGA leaders and other AGA members.” – Bryson Katona, MD, MS, PhD, editor of The New Gastroenterologist, University of Pennsylvania
“Through the Future Leaders Program I gained leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and even new research collaborations.” – Jennifer Weiss MD, MS, AGAF, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
“The program not only introduced Future Leaders Program members to the AGA inner circle and provided a deep insight into AGA governance, but also placed participants into meaningful, actionable projects that had the potential to generate real benefits for the AGA itself.” – David Levinthal, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
“I think I learned as much from the two outstanding faculty whom I mentored, Jennifer Weiss and Art Beyder, as they did from me!” – Kim Barrett, PhD, AGAF, University of California, San Diego (Mentor)
The program is designed for GIs who aspire to further develop their leadership skills with an eye toward serving in a key leadership position both within the field and AGA. Participation from experienced GIs is also critical to the program’s success. They are needed to serve as mentors and help develop the next generation of leaders. This is the opportunity to help drive AGA’s strategic plan and advance in the field.
Members can access the full discussion: A Fantastic Opportunity: AGA Future Leaders Program in community.gastro.org. Stay tuned to see the list of members selected for the 2019 AGA Future Leaders Program.