The mission of the Emerging Leaders Group is to provide Associate members of APS with a wide range of professional development opportunities including: leadership, participation in governance, networking, mentorship, educational programming, and collaboration with other students and professionals.

We are currently seeking input from Associate members about ways to improve associate member experiences and increase associate member involvement within the Society. The new Emerging Leaders Group is one potential way to accomplish this goal.

* 1. Currently, are you a:

* 2. What percentage of your time do you think you will be spending in each of the following areas once you are finished with your training?

* 3. How would you rate the following CURRENT APS associate membership benefits on a scale from 1 (not interested) to 5 (extremely interested)?

  1= Not Interested 3= Interested 5= Extremely Interest
Members Only portion of APS website
Access to Psychosomatic Medicine journal
APS Awards and travel scholarship programs for members
Discounts on APS events (i.e., annual APS meeting)
Receiving the APS Newsletter electronically
Online membership directory (searchable by interest area)

* 4. How would you rate the following POTENTIAL APS membership benefits?
(use Likert scale for each 1: not interested to 5: extremely interested)

  1= Not Interested 3= Interested 5= Extremely Interested
Involvement in APS decision-making processes (i.e., associate members on APS standing committees)
Associate column in APS newsletter
Associate “track” during annual meeting
Training opportunities on professional development (i.e., job negotiation techniques, grantsmanship)
Associate member specific area of APS website

* 5. How would you prefer to stay informed about associate member opportunities and topics of interest?

* 6. Do you have suggestions for enhancing the APS experience for associate members? If yes, please share these suggestions with us

* 7. Do you like the proposed name “Emerging Leaders Group” for the Associate Members group? If no, please provide an alternative:

* 8. Do you plan to become a Regular member of APS once your training is completed? Please explain.

* 9. What specific features would make you more likely to become a Regular APS member post-training?

* 10. Are you interested in becoming involved with the Emerging Leaders Group? If so, please provide your name, institutional affiliation, and email address:

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