Mentorship Program Resources
Welcome to the resources page for the Faculty of Medicine’s mentorship programs. Here you will find information and links for both mentors and mentees.
Mentorship is a great way for students to gain valuable professional skills as they head out on their chosen career paths. Through a process of student self-assessment and regular interaction, students develop practical steps 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.
Mentorship Programs in the Faculty of Medicine
There are three mentorship programs currently available in the Faculty of Medicine. Please note application deadlines and requirements differ between programs.
Department of Nutritional Sciences (DNS)
Life Sciences Career Development Society (LSCDS)
Information for Mentors
One of the best ways you can assist your mentee is by preparing him or her for an informational interview . An informational interview is a meeting 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:
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 "Resumes, Cover Letters, etc" page. Then, take a moment to review their other online resources, including the following:
- Information on Resumes
- How to Write a Great Cover Letter
- Get tips about how to find the job you want
- 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. (DOC)
Other helpful links:
Tips for Mentees