Mentorship

NCS 2020 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Application Deadline Has Closed for 2020

The NCS Trainee Section is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for the fourth year of the NCS Mentorship Program.

Who May Apply

Mentors: Any attending neurointensivist, nurse practitioner (NP), registered nurse (RN), physician assistant (PA) or pharmacist may apply to serve as a mentor. While there is no requirement for mentors' years in practice, applicants less than three years out of training are 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 neurocritical care. Graduates in the first three years out of training are encouraged to apply as mentees.

Structure of the Program

Mentors and mentees will be matched by the Trainee Committee based on similar 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 planning and advice. The Trainee Committee will check in periodically to see how things are moving along. During these monthly emails, we include topics that pairs can use for their mentorship meetings in order for mentees to get further advice on developing their neurocritical career. We hope to have an award for the best mentor-mentee project at NCS 2020.

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 Trainee Committee will check in to see how the mentoring experience is going and will serve as a resource for you to optimize the experience. Mentors will be asked to sign a contract committing to the time and goals of the program. The expected time commitment for the mentor is around 2-4 hours a month. 

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 Trainee Committee  will check in to see how the mentoring experience is going and will serve as a resource for you to optimize your experience. Mentees will be asked to sign a contract committing to the time and goals of the program. The expected time commitment for the mentee is around 4-8 hours a month.

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, publications, global outreach, etc. We hope that each mentor will also address mentee questions regarding topics such as: fellowship/job applications, career guidance and work-life balance.

How to Apply

Mentors: Please complete the MENTOR APPLICATION and upload the appropriate documents.

2020 Mentorship Program Mentor Application 

Mentees: Please complete the MENTEE APPLICATION and upload the appropriate documents.

2020 Mentorship Program Mentee Application