How it works
How does it work?
- Interested Students and Young Professionals (SYPs) and potential mentors apply online to participate in the program.
- SYP applications are evaluated and scored using pre-determined criteria.
- High-ranking SYPs and available mentors are paired according to their mutual interests within the field of global health.
- After the first meeting, the SYP-mentor pair identifies modules of interest to receive adapted training materials from their liaison.
- The pair maintains a conversation either in person, over the phone or Skype, or by email, as often as they have decided feasible.
- To help stimulate conversation and discussion of global health issues, monthly modules are sent from the program liaison, including news stories, academic articles, multi-media resources, and other learning materials.
The expected time commitment is 1-2 hours per month for a period of eight months, beginning at the start of the calendar year.
Benefits to SYPs
- Create relationships with leading professionals in field of interest
- Learn from seasoned professional’s experience in global health
- Discuss career goals and seek guidance
- Enhance understanding of current global health issues
Benefits to Mentors
- Gain new insight into the global health field from a learners’ perspective
- Discuss current global health challenges with eager young minds
- Support and share one’s passions with the next cohort of global health leaders