Study club mentors

Dr. Tucker has always felt that individual clubs should have absolute autonomy when choosing their mentors, but he has always been involved in that decision, often suggestingspecific candidates. The Academy can help with mentor selection modeled on the guidelines used by Dr. Tucker. In selecting mentors this way, the Academy will ensure standardization of the Tucker technique. It is also important that mentors possess a sound knowledge of the philosophy and workings of the Academy.

During the clinical session, the mentor provides one-to-one instruction to the members to ensure they follow the clinical protocols and discuss the philosophical goals. On occasion, they may step in clinically to demonstrate a small procedural point of the case.The mentor is not responsible for clinic scheduling, dues collection, or selection of new members. This is the responsibility of the club and its executive.