Faculty of Medicine

Mentorship

Faculty of Medicine Mentorship Programs

Welcome to the resource page for the Faculty of Medicine’s mentorship programs. Here you will find information about how to become a mentor or mentee, as well as links to tools and best practices.

 

About Mentorship

Mentorship is a great way for students to gain valuable professional skills as they approach graduation and navigate the first steps of their career paths. Through a process of student self-assessment and regular interaction, students develop practical skills toward success.  Mentors and mentees alike benefit from the mentorship experience. In most instances, the relationship built results in a positive impact that goes far beyond expectations.

Learn more about mentorship

General mentoring tips

Mentorship Programs in the Faculty of Medicine

There are two mentorship programs currently available at the Faculty of Medicine. Please note application deadlines and requirements differ between programs.

Department of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) - This program is now accepting applications for the 2014 - 2015 program. Please select the correct application form below:

 Mentor Application Form

 Mentee Application Form

 

MD/PhD Program - This program is now accepting applications for the 2014 - 2015 program. Please select the correct application form below:

Mentor Application Form

Mentee Application Form

Information for Mentors

One of the best ways you can assist your mentee is by preparing him or her for an informational interview where an individual connects with an industry expert to acquire professional advice and expand their network. Learn more about informational interviews (PDF).

Another helpful link:

Top 10 tips for mentors

 

Information for Mentees

The University of Toronto's Career Centre has a wide selection of online and in-person resources available to students. The best place to get started is on their Workshop and Tutorial page. Then, take a moment to review their other online resources, including the following: 

Thinking about continuing your education
Learn how to begin your job search
Learn more about how to prep for a job Interview
Learn about specific advice and sessions for students who are looking to continue in academia

When meeting with your mentor, remember that you need to prepare a meeting agenda to ensure that you get the most out of the discussion. Click here to download an Agenda template.

Other helpful links:

Top 10 tips to maximize your mentoring

The 3 career mentors everyone should have

What to talk about in your business mentorship relationships