The University of Melbourne’s mentoring program
The University of Melbourne is recognized as Australia’s leading university.
Navigating through the final years of university and into the early stages of a professional career can be a challenge. The University of Melbourne’s 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, the university is 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.
About the Melbourne Doctor of Medicine Program
The University of Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the university’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It enables students to become outstanding medical practitioners who will excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.
The MD includes one year of bioscience foundation learning, six months of full-time research and two and a half years of clinical training in university-affiliated hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries. A yearly student conference will be a distinguishing feature of the Melbourne MD and provide opportunities for broader disciplinary and inter-disciplinary learning. The teaching, student conference and assessment program is about 40 weeks per year.
Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Next semester intake: February 2021
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2020 intake, the application deadline was June 27, 2019.