Peer Mentor, UNSW Medicine

Peer Mentor, UNSW Medicine

The UNSW Medical Society mentoring program sees senior students (second year and above) grouped with first year students to ease the transition into life as a medical student at UNSW. Mentors serve in a non-academic role, providing advice and any other assistance students may need.

Responsibilities

Mentors will assist incoming students in many ways, including providing information about aspects of their course, hints and tips for assessments or just talking about student life at UNSW. This program also offers mentors the opportunity to share their experiences with first years, as well as a valuable chance to revise, learn, teach and have fun.

How to get involved

Applications are open to all Medicine students from years 2-6, and positions are advertised through mailout newsletter that reaches the whole cohort. Applications open mid-October and close in January.

Positions

Mentor

Training

There is a mandatory 2 hour training session held the weekend preceding Week 1 of Semester 1. Furthermore, a mentoring guide booklet and instructions about each mentoring session are emailed to the mentors and they are expected to review this.

Duration

"Meet your Mentors" night opening event occurs on Day 1 of Semester 1 (for 3 hours) & there are also weekly 1 hour mentoring sessions from week 1-6.

Total time commitment in person is about 15 hours. Furthermore, mentors provide assistance to mentees and first year students outside of formal sessions (e.g. online, casual meet ups, academic support peer marking). With preparation time, total commitment time is up to 25 hours.


Accreditation

Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

UNSW Medicine

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Interpersonal & communication, Leadership


Contacts and more information

Provider

UNSW Medicine

 

Email

leadership@medsoc.org.au

Visit

https://student.unsw.edu.au/peer-mentoring-program-unsw-medicine-society...

 

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.