Are you looking for a mentor? Join the DEM Mentorship Program!

Do you have an area of interest, but do not know how to professionally grow into it? Do you need support teaching/supervising learners? Is your transition into practice challenging? Are you interested in playing a leadership role within your work environment? Do you have an interest in mentorship? Are you interested in getting support from an experienced colleague?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you might be interested in participating in the second iteration of the DEM Mentorship Program. The purpose of this formal mentoring program is to support the career goals of DEM Members in the areas of administration, leadership, early career/transition into practice, clinical medicine, medical education, professional development, physician’ wellness, and to enhance overall engagement within the UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM). The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM), the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Clinical Faculty Affairs, and UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) are leading this program on behalf of the UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM). 80% of our mentees report that their mentors truly had their best interest at heart.

“I’ve gotten a lot of great advice and resources from my mentor and helped me secure funding for coaching.” (Mentee 2020)

Though the program is formal in design, each mentoring pair will be able to negotiate virtually all aspects of the relationship including the frequency, length and format of meetings, and scope of the relationship. Mentees will create learning goals that will then be used to guide mentoring meetings and the relationship. We recommend that over an eight-month period, mentors and mentees meet 10 times (either in person, by telephone, or online, depending on mentor’s location). Once you apply, mentee applicants will be able to review profiles of all mentor applicants and rank their top three preferred mentors. Program staff will then use this information to match mentors and mentees.

There is no cost to participate in this program. The time commitment is approximately 18 hours over the eight-month program, and you will receive CME credits for your time. If you already have someone in mind as a mentor, please encourage them to take part in this program to be matched within the program.

Please, visit our website for more information about the program by clicking HERE. You can access the application form by clicking HERE. If you have any questions or would like to talk further about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact, or UBC CPD Education Manager, Stephanie Ameyaw at stephanie.a@ubc or 604-875-4111 x24633.

Deadline to Apply: February 4th 2021