Support our future health leaders

Navigating through the final years 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, we are pleased to expand 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 that includes online video information sessions as well as face-to-face meetings and organised networking events. Mentors and students will be matched according to study area or degree, as well as interests, experience and preferences for meeting arrangements.

The program 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.

Applications for the 2020 program will open on Friday 29 November 2019.