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CPS Pilot Mentorship Program Overview

Deadline to Submit: Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

The CPS Board of Directors and Leadership Team is excited to launch a Pilot Mentorship Program. The aim of this initiative is to match trainees with established researchers and/or clinicians within the Society to foster collaboration, networking, and mentorship.

 

This pilot program will run from October 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020. The program will conclude with a social at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Calgary. The relationship between mentor and mentee is welcome to extend beyond 6-months, however, this will not be a formalized component endorsed by CPS.

 

As part of this program, mentees/mentors are committing to connecting at least once per month for six months. This mentorship program will be goal directed, meaning that the mentee will not passively receive information from the mentor. Rather, the mentor will help to facilitate the mentees learning based on identified goals. The mentee will be responsible for initiating scheduling of meetings as well as setting an agenda prior to each meeting. As this is a pilot program, evaluation will be a central component. At the end of the mentorship relationship, mentees and mentors will be invited to complete a brief survey on their experiences.

 

For more information on mentorship, you may find this article by Straus, Chatur and Taylor (2009) useful:

 

Straus, S. E., Chatur, F., & Taylor, M. (2009). Issues in the mentor–mentee relationship in academic medicine: A qualitative study. Academic medicine84(1), 135-139.

 

Applications are due September 15th, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern.

 

If you have questions, please contact Eloise Carr (Secretary) or Kyle Vader (Trainee Representative) at ecarr@ucalgary.ca or kyle.vader@queensu.ca respectively.

*Acknowledgment: this mentorship program was informed by a pre-existing mentorship program in the Pain Science Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association*