JCSPHPC Mentorship Programme

The principle of our mentorship programme is to match mentees with similar interests, aspiration of mentees and expectations of mentors, to accelerate the personal and professional development of mentees. This is achieved by providing mentees with advice, guideline and feedback from mentors in the healthcare industry.  

Participation to the mentorship program is voluntary basis and the partnership is based on mutual trust. The mentoring relationship officially end after from year from October – September. It is expected to meet up at least 4 times throughout the year. 

Objective of the programme

  • To coach students and give advice related to career development

  • To discuss career plans and potential obstacles during the study journey

  • To provide opportunities for social, professional and business connection

  • To share experiences gained through own development process and work

  • To nurture a community of local Public Health Practitioners

Roles and responsibilities

​Our mentors and mentees embrace different roles and responsibilities.

As an adviser

You consider the goals of your mentee and discuss the steps required to achieve them.

As an initiator

You open up new perspectives, provide stimuli for goals and paths of development, point out underdeveloped or unrealised potential and encourage the ideas and initiatives of your mentee.

As an arbiter of knowledge

You address specific issues, offer your mentee advice and bring your own expertise and skills to the table.

As a MENTOR, you can take on the following role(s):

As a MENTEE, you can take on the role:

As an initiator: To take initiative to drive the relationship and be responsible for own career development and planning

Specific responsibilities:

  • To have clear expectation on the programme and initiate a plan of activities that matches the expectation

  • To provide feedback about the mentorship relationship and be open to receiving feedback with the mentor regarding the career plan and potential obstacles. When providing feedback, be honest, yet tactful. Always remember using the proper tone

  • Be polite and courteous; be responsive in emails/ meetings and ask questions

  • To provide feedback about the mentorship with the School by completing the programme survey in December and June.

Requirement

  • Current students from below progammes who also register in the mentorship programme:

    • Full-Time MPH students

    • Full-Time MScEPB students

    • BScCHP & BScPH Students

  • Interested in building up networks for future development

  • Looking for advice on career planning

  • Want to broaden your perspectives

Programme Timeline

Jun – Aug

2021

Mentors Recruitment

6 – 24 Sept 2021

Application Period

Mid - Oct 2021

Internal matching and result announcement

Conduct briefing for mentors and mentees

18 – 22 Oct 2021

Announcement of matching 
 

13 Nov 2021

Opening Mixer (Happy Hour Reception/ Saturday Luncheon)

Nov 2021 – Jun 2022

Mentorship Period

  • Interested students should include a brief self-introduction and list out his/her expectation in joining the program

  • A social event to officially kick start the programme

  • Networking section for mentors and mentees to meet

  • Career Month in March 2022 (TBC) 

  • Self- arranged meetings -  between mentors and mentee (meeting once 2-3 months)

  • Mentees' Feedback Evaluation (Dec 2021 & Jun 2022)

  • Mentors' Feedback Evaluation (Jun 2022)

Enquiry

Ms Cherryline So

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,

Faculty of Medicine,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Tel: 2252 8431 | Email: cherrylineso@cuhk.edu.hk