Why I'm an AGS Member
I have been a member of AGS since I was a geriatrics fellow. If you are in geriatrics, becoming a member is beneficial.
I have not been able to attend a lot of the AGS' Annual Meetings -- because it's hard for me to take a week off from my busy practice - but I have been to two, and they have been really great. I went to one as a fellow, and in 2007, I went and presented a poster.
As an AGS member, I have found a great deal of collegiality and camaraderie among the membership. Among other things, AGS has helped me find a network of young people in geriatrics, and this is really invaluable. It is great to have a group of colleagues who you can discuss your career path with and who are pursuing things that are making a difference, whether it's in research and scholarship or patient care or education.
The mentorship opportunities available to AGS members have been fantastic. When I was a fellow, I was involved in a mentoring program that was very valuable to my career. The AGS really is a must-join organization if you are interested in a career in geriatrics.
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