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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 that will commence as a virtual program in 2021. Mentors and students will be 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. It is our recommendation that where possible you consider hosting your face-to-face meetings with students online using web conferencing software such as Skype and Zoom.

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 2021 program are now closed. 

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