The IADMS Early Career Mentorship Program is designed to connect undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing further education and careers in dance medicine and science to professional members in the field. The mentorship program will foster a welcoming community for dance science newcomers by enabling experienced members to share their knowledge and experiences with student and recent graduate members, further developing their leadership and mentoring skills. The mentorship program will, therefore, support both mentees and mentor members of the community, and contribute to the longevity of dance medicine and science by providing education, networking, and professional development opportunities.

Applications for the 2024 - 2025 program will open May 1 and will close July 22, 2024. After reviewing the mentorship program goals and agreements, pairs will clarify the Mentorship Motive to be addressed over the next year, agree on a broad plan of action and a schedule of between one to four follow-up mentoring sessions in-person or online.