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ACR/CARRA Mentoring Group for Pediatric Rheumatologists


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.

Participation in AMIGO

See information on eligibility to apply and the time commitment for mentors and mentees.


Pediatric rheumatologist. ACR membership is required.

Pediatric rheumatology fellows and junior faculty. ACR membership is required.

Time Commitment

We anticipate a 5–10 hour per year time commitment, consisting of phone calls and two face-to-face meetings a year.

AMIGO Guidelines & Resources

AMIGO Mentoring Program Guidelines

AMIGO Mentee Checklist

AMIGO Sugested Guidelines for First Contact with Mentor

How to Apply for AMIGO

Applications to serve as a mentee and/or mentor are closed. The deadline to apply was November 1, 2022. The data from the applications will be used to match AMIGO mentor / mentee pairs for the 2023 cycle.

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