Open Digital Health provides a unique mentoring scheme for researchers, healthcare professionals and technology developers.
All of us have experience and expertise that we could share.
If you decide to become a mentor, we will add a ‘mentor’ badge to your Open Digital Health profile. The members can express their interest in a one-off mentoring session with you. All enquiries will be collected by us and forwarded to you. If you decide to meet with a mentee, it is up to you and them to arrange the initial meeting. As a mentor, you may receive multiple requests from mentees so it is perfectly fine to decide that you can only provide a limited number of mentoring sessions or only support one or two mentees. We will send you the responses to our initial mentee survey and based on the responses, you can decide if you are able to meet the person online. We do suggest to the mentees to be considerate and mindful of mentors’ time. The mentorship can take multiple forms: from a single meeting, mentorship throughout a specific project, or a continued mentor-mentee relationship. It’s up to you to discuss and agree on which type, form and meeting frequency can work best for both of you.
Good luck and let us know about your experience with the Open Digital Health Mentoring Program.
Benefits of being a mentor:
Contributing to your discipline;
Supporting the next generation of researchers, healthcare professionals, technology developers;
Developing mentoring skills and didactic competencies;
Sharing your perspective and expanding your own views and knowledge.
We can all learn from people with relevant knowledge and experience.
If you are interested in connecting with one of our mentors, please fill in the form here. We will contact the mentor on your behalf asking if they are open to arranging a one-on-one session with you. If they agree, we will send you their contact details and it will be up to you to arrange the initial session. Our mentors often receive multiple requests so don’t be disheartened if we are not able to connect you with the person you want to meet online – we will encourage you to connect with another mentor. If we do connect you with someone, please be considerate and mindful of their time. The mentorship can take multiple forms: from a single meeting, mentorship throughout a specific project, or a continued mentor-mentee relationship! It’s up to you to discuss and agree on which type, form and meeting frequency can work best for both of you. Good luck and let us know about your experience with the Open Digital Health Mentoring Program.
Benefits of being a mentee:
Collaborative problem solving and setting career strategy;
Receiving suggestions and fresh perspectives from the expert;
Improving your knowledge and skills;
Developing confidence in your abilities, commitment and motivation.