Mentorship Program

Developing future generations of health and medical researchers

The voluntary Academy mentoring program pairs talented health and medical researchers with very experienced Fellows of the Academy, with the aim of facilitating career development and leadership capabilities of the mentee.

Initial pairing will be arranged through the Academy, with ongoing arrangements for the mentorship activity negotiated directly between the mentor and mentee.

The formal mentorship relationship will exist for 2 to 4 years. The mentee is expected to submit an annual progress report. Where possible, the mentor and mentee will be located in the same state, but not the same institution.

The Academy will host a Mentorship Day in conjunction with its annual general meeting, during which both mentors and mentees will have the opportunity to participate in group sessions designed to promote the training of the mentee, and to further develop the Academy Mentorship Program.

Additional Information for Mentees

The Academy Mentorship Program is competitive, based on a high measure of performance, achievement, and a demonstrated clear commitment to research and leadership.

Those admitted to the Academy Mentorship Program will be well advanced in the development of their career, and will have a clear aim to be an independent leader of a research program and an international achiever in health and medical science research. They would normally have gained national or international awards, competitive grants, or achieved academic excellence, and have some evidence of leadership.

Medical graduates would normally have a Fellowship, or be well advanced towards it, together with postgraduate research, and have or be close to a research higher degree.
Scientific, Public Health or Allied Health professional graduates would generally hold a PhD or comparable qualification and postdoctoral research experience.

Those selected for the Mentoring program would generally have authored a number of research papers.

The Academy recognises diversity of educational and development pathways to leadership in health and medical science, and will retain some flexibility in evaluating those seeking to be admitted to mentorship.

The Academy will invite mentees to become Associate Members of the Academy during their mentorship.