Support our future health leaders

Navigating through the final year of university and into the early stages of a professional career can be a challenge. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) Mentoring Program connects students and alumni to help prepare students for the future.

After successfully piloting the mentoring program in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and the Melbourne Dental School, in 2020 we expanded the program across the faculty and offer opportunities to Audiology, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Oral Health, Physiotherapy, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work and Speech Pathology students. 

The MDHS mentoring program is an 8-month commitment which connects final year students with an experienced graduate of their chosen study area. The one-to-one mentoring structure fosters relationships between experienced practitioners and students and offers the opportunity to discuss career aspirations and concerns whilst gaining advice and guidance to help prepare students for the transition from university to the workplace.

Mentors and students are matched according to study area or degree, as well as interests, experience and preferences for meeting arrangements.

Your health and wellbeing are of paramount importance to the University. We, therefore, ask all mentors to undertake the appropriate precaution when scheduling meetings with students. Please follow all Covid safe guidelines that are in place when scheduling in person meetings. When face-to face meetings are not possible, we recommend online meetings using web conferencing software such as Skype and Zoom.

Applications for the 2022 program have closed.  

Complete the Expression of Interest Form below and we'll be in touch when 2023 mentor applications are open.

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For more information please contact mdhs-mentoring@unimelb.edu.au