Professional Development and Mentorship of Medical Students

The UWA Medical School is in need of clinical mentors for postgraduate medical students as part of the UWA Personal Development and Mentoring Program.

What is the mentoring program?

Medical students complete a mentoring program where they meet with a clinical mentor to discuss their careers and medio-ethical issues (Minimum 1-2 meetings per year). We endeavour to match students and their interest in a particular field of medicine with the expertise of the mentors.  While this is a volunteer program, students do NOT require clinical time or access to patients for this program. Meetings can be kept informal.

Benefits to mentors:

-          Enhance skills in coaching and counselling

-          Gain satisfaction from helping a student develop professional behaviours and attitudes

-          Contribute to their own professional development

-          Increase awareness of different areas of medicine and medical education.

Benefits to mentees:

-          Transition better to the MD course

-          Receive encouragement and support in studies and work

-          Reflect on their learning, learning styles and work life balance

-          Discuss their career aspirations and options, and develop career networks

-          Develop new skills, knowledge and confidence

-          Reflect on their personal and professional behaviours and attitudes

Mentors need to be qualified clinicians, with at least 3 years of post-grad experience.

If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact:

Ms Deborah Chapman, PDM Academic Services Officer, ppdmed-fmdhs@uwa.edu.au, ph. (08) 6457 1886.