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
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.
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
Jun – Aug
6 – 24 Sept 2021
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
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)
Ms Cherryline So
JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,
Faculty of Medicine,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel: 2252 8431 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org