Medicine Society (MEDSOC) First Year Peer Mentoring Program

Who can join this Peer Mentoring Program?

This Peer Mentoring program is exclusively for all incoming first year students enrolled in Medicine.

Program description

This program divides 7 first years with 3 mentors from older years. Our 6 sessions have weekly topics covering pertinent information such as textbooks, referencing, study techniques and OSCE/SOCA prep as well as structured talks on wellbeing, financial advice and an introduction to the MedSoc family and our Special Interest Groups. These meet-ups are semi structured and we strongly encourage further correspondence throughout the year.

When does this program run?

Semester 1 only

Program duration

There will be 6 mentoring sessions throughout the first weeks of Teaching Period (TP)1 and TP2

How do I register to participate in the program?

All first year medical students are automatically assigned 3 mentors.

Contacts for more information

How can I become a mentor?

Mentors from Years 2-6 enrolled in Medicine or Medicine/Arts at UNSW are eligible to apply.

For our mentors, this program officers an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate excellence in Effective Communication, Teamwork and Self-directed learning and critical evaluation skills relevant to portfolio submissions. More globally, the personal development evident in building meaningful friendships with your mentors is an honourable and respectable aspect in giving back to our student community.

Mentor responsibilities are as follows:

  • You will be put into a trio of mentors to be paired up with ~7 first years (half an SG)
  • You will be in charge of running 6 mentoring sessions throughout the first weeks of TP1 and TP2;
  • You will required to attend a compulsory Mentor Training Session
  • You will be required to attend the 'Meet your Mentors Night’ on the first day of uni to be introduced to your first years, socialise and play some games

Upon completion of the Mentoring Program, MedSoc will award you a Certificate of Appreciation if the above requirements are met, including attendance at least ⅚ of your allocated mentoring sessions.

Apply at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/OupdzJBGa3