Creating Adult Rheumatology Mentorship in Academia


Creating Adult Rheumatology Mentorship in Academia (CARMA) is a mentoring program to support early career investigators. Through this program, early career investigators participate in a matching mentoring program with established rheumatologists to enhance decision-making and satisfaction for rheumatology research trainees and junior faculty as they transition to independence after fellowship.

CARMA Applications Are Closed

The deadline to apply to be a mentor or mentee was April 28.


Questions? Contact Latonya Trower (

Participation in CARMA

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


Mentees must be adult rheumatology research-focused fellows or junior faculty. ACR membership is required.

Mentors must be adult rheumatologists. ACR membership is required.

Time Commitment

Creating Adult Rheumatology Mentorship in Academia is a one-year mentoring program. However, the ACR supports interested matched mentors and mentees continuing their relationship for as long as they find it useful. Each mentoring experience is unique so the time commitment may vary. We anticipate 5-10 hours of phone/video calls per year and/or face-to-face meetings when possible.

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