Support when you need it most, from people who understand
“A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained.” – Shawn Hitchcock
Our mentor model will be a near-peer match, enabling advice and understanding from someone whose just been there and managed that and come out thriving.
Transitioning to regional or rural Victoria for work or study means leaving behind family, pets, friends and familiar study and work environments. A mentor offers a voice of encouragement that is timely and relevant. One of the most important parts a mentor plays in your life is that of a career coach. A mentor helps you to be strategic and purposeful about your personal and professional growth support.
Our mentoring program will also offer students, junior doctors and newly arrived medical doctors opportunities to connect with local families and networks. We hope these relationships will encourage junior doctors to continue their training in rural and regional areas which will benefit the whole community.