Mentorship

NCS 2023 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Application Information Will Be Posted Soon

The NCS Trainee Section is excited to announce that it is accepting applications for the fifth 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.

**QI Program: A person at ANY level of training may apply for this program. A mentor should have some QI experience, but there will be support from the program. A mentee can be at any level, and is someone that feels they need mentorship regarding a QI endeavor. This is a project-based program and an associated project is required. 

Structure of the Program

  1. Regular mentor/mentee program
    1. This is one on one with a mentor and mentee
    2. Monthly emails are sent to encourage specific topics of conversation
    3. A project is optional but encouraged and can be anything related to the interests of the mentor/mentee
      1. We hope to have an award for the best mentor/mentee project at the NCS Annual Meeting in Phoenix in August 2023

  1. TRIAD mentorship program
    1. This is three participants with the typical breakdown of mentor and two mentees of different backgrounds (e.g. one RN and one NP, one junior attending and one fellow, etc.)
    2. Monthly emails are sent to encourage specific topics of conversation
    3. A project is optional but encouraged and can be anything related to the interests of the mentor/mentee
      1. We hope to have an award for the best mentor/mentee project at the NCS Annual Meeting in Phoenix in August 2023

  1. ****NEW**** Quality Improvement Mentorship Program
    1. This will be a one-on-one mentorship program related specifically for QI mentorship
    2. project is REQUIRED for this mentorship program and will be based at the MENTEE'S hospital/university
    3. The QI mentorship program is also supported by the QI section, and there will be a lot of assistance with this program for those involved
    4. For the QI mentorship, you can be at ANY stage in your career to be a MENTEE, so if you are applying to be a mentor for another program, feel free to apply to be a mentee (requires a separate application) for this program if you are looking for assistance with a project

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

2023 Mentorship Program Mentor Application 

2023 Mentorship Program Mentee Application