Below you will find a list of existing local, regional, and national mentoring schemes.
The East of England Mentoring team has region wide scheme including:
- Clinical Radiology
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Public Health
- Elderly Care
- Respiratory Medicine
This is a fantastic opportunity for senior trainees to take on a leadership role, allowing you to support and develop your junior colleagues as well as to develop your own mentoring skills. Click on the links below to find out more!
If you would like to register for one of the above regional schemes, fill in our registration form.
Why get involved with mentoring?
Mentoring is advocated by many professional bodies, including GMC, BMA and multiple Royal Colleges. Mentorship is increasingly recognised as a two-way process key to personal and professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your own communication, educational, and leadership skills.
We aim to extend this to other training programs, so watch this space and follow us on X @eoementoring for updates!
NB - If you know of any schemes that are not listed below, please contact us at email@example.com so we can update our list!
- Leads: Dr David Middleton, General Adult Psychiatry Training Programme Director (East of England)
- Mentees: CT1-3
- Mentors: ST4-6
- Lead: Dr Faisal Saleem
- Open to all CPFT psychiatry trainees from every specialty
- Email: Mentoring.Service.cpft.nhs.uk
The Royal College of Psychiatry offer a Mentorship programme for members.
- Leads: Sarah Downey, consultant surgeon at James Paget Hospital, Asif Jah, Consultant HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon, and Heidi Bentley
- Mentees: ST3-5
- Mentors: ST6-8
The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) runs a national mentoring scheme open to trainees from medical students to registrar level. They also run mentor training courses. For more information, please click here.
The University of Cambridge Clinical School Academic Women's Forum runs a mentoring scheme for women based in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus for women interested in research opportunities or a career in academia. For more information, please click here.
- Mentees: ST1-4
- Mentors: ST5-8
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have general information about mentoring and information about their own Academic mentoring scheme available.
- Mentees: ST4-5
- Mentors: ST6-7
Association for Elderly Medicine Education - OPMentor is an opportunity for junior doctors of any grade who are interested in geriatric medicine to find some informal support with their career development.
- Leads: Helen Goddard and Emily Simpson
- Mentees: CT1 -3 / ACCS Anaesthesia CT1-4
- Mentors: ST4-7
The Association of Anaesthetists have information about mentoring in general, their own scheme and the mentoring courses they run.
- Lead: Dr. Vass Vassiliou, Consultant Cardiologist (Norfolk & Norwich)
- Mentees: ST3+
- Mentors: ST6, ST7 with Consultant support
- Lead: Kaung Lwin, ST7 Cardiology in Essex CTC and Cardiology Essex Trainee Rep
- Mentees: ST4-5
- Mentors: ST6-7
The British Cardiovascular Society holds a list of consultants who have offered to mentor BCS members ST3 or above. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The British Society for Heart Failure offer a one-year mentoring programme designed specifically for health care professionals who are interested in pursuing an academic career or further qualification in the field of heart failure. For more information, please visit their website here.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital
- Lead: Matthew Kane, F2 and Mentoring Junior Doctor Champion
Please contact your TPD to enquire about a local mentoring scheme. If there is no existing scheme and you would like to set one up, contact us at email@example.com.
The Royal College of General Practitioners offer a mentoring programme for members, including trainees. For more information, visit their website here.
ABNT mentoring scheme which pairs prospective neurology trainees with existing trainees and consultants. The ABNT is also putting together a meeting for trainees approaching/in final year of training regarding planning for and working in the first years of consultancy which is maybe a way of offering some mentor-like input on a bigger scale to reflect the challenges that transition poses and we are directly helping with this with the hope that this will be an excellent resource for EoE neurology trainees.
- Lead: Miss Helen Chase (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in NNUH)
- Mentees: New ST3s
- Mentors: Senior trainees