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Mentoring Program Applications Open

Author: Rakela Miller/Monday, February 12, 2018/Categories: General News

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The Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Resident and Fellow Committee (RFC) is proud to announce that it is accepting applications for the second year of the NCS mentoring program.

WHO MAY APPLY
Mentors: Any attending neurointensivist, registered nurse (RN), nurse practitioner (NP), physician’s assistants (PA) or pharmacist may apply to serve as a mentor. Applicants less than three years out of training are also eligible and encouraged to apply as a mentee. Those in either academic or private practice from all training backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Mentees: Applicants may be any MD resident or fellow, RN, NP, PA or pharmacist within three years of training completion with an interest in a Neurocritical Care. Graduates in the first three years out of training are encouraged to apply as mentees (or mentors).

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM
Mentors and mentees will be paired by the RFC and notified by March 2018. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on common interests and goals expressed in their application. Mentees will work with their mentors to design one project to work on together over the course of the year, in addition to receiving ongoing career advice. Both mentors and mentees will be asked to sign a contract committing to the time and goals of the program. In March 2018, mentees will be asked to submit a project description designed in conjunction with their mentor. Projects advanced enough will be reviewed and potentially selected for presentation during the NCS 2018 Annual Meeting which will take place September 25-28, 2018, in Boca Raton, FL.

As a MENTOR, your mentee will be responsible for contacting you on a monthly basis with the potential to meet in-person if both you and your mentee are present at a national meeting. The RFC will check in with you to see how the mentoring experience and project are going. The RFC will serve as a resource for you to optimize the mentoring program experience.

As a MENTEE, you will be responsible for contacting your mentor on a monthly basis with the potential to meet in-person if both you and your mentor are present at a national meeting. The RFC will check in with you to see how the mentoring and project are going.The RFC will serve as a resource for you to optimize your experience.

TOPICS

Topics and potential projects to be discussed between mentors and mentees may include but are not limited to: grant writing, literature/chapter review, ethics, guidelines, journal editing, curriculum development, global outreach, etc. We hope that each mentor will also address mentee questions regarding topics such as: fellowship/job applications, career guidance or work-life balance.

HOW TO APPLY
Mentors: Please complete the Mentor Application and upload the appropriate documents. 
Mentees: Please complete the Mentee Application and upload the appropriate documents. 

Please feel free to distribute this announcement to any attending or trainee that you think would be interested in participating.

Sincerely,
NCS Resident and Fellow Committee

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