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The ISN Mentorship Program fosters expertise-building relationships between highly experienced nephrologists (the mentors) and nephrologists from Low-Middle income countries (the mentees) who would benefit from guidance in a specific area(s). The program focusses primarily on mentees requiring counsel in the domain of clinical research, as well as mentees who are under 40 years of age seeking counsel in an area not specifically related to research. Mentors and mentees are matched by the ISN Program Committee based on the information provided in their applications.

The Mentorship Program is a joint effort between the Research Mentorship Program (RMP) Committee and the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC).

The underlying aim of this program is to formalize and stimulate regular interaction between a mentor and the mentee for a 3-year period, whereby active guidance is incited and a tangible outcome is expected. Seeing as actual live visits tend to form the ultimate learning experience, successful participants of this program will be given additional consideration when applying for other ISN Programs.     
 
 The online Mentorship Program submission site will be open for applications in January 2017.

  

The ISN Mentorship Program fosters expertise-building relationships between highly experienced nephrologists (the mentors) and nephrologists from Low-Middle income countries (the mentees) who would benefit from guidance in a specific area(s). The program focusses primarily on mentees requiring counsel in the domain of clinical research, as well as mentees who are under 40 years of age seeking counsel in an area not specifically related to research. Mentors and mentees are matched by the ISN Program Committee based on the information provided in their applications.

The Mentorship Program is a joint effort between the Research Mentorship Program (RMP) Committee and the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC).

The underlying aim of this program is to formalize and stimulate regular interaction between a mentor and the mentee for a 3-year period, whereby active guidance is incited and a tangible outcome is expected. Seeing as actual live visits tend to form the ultimate learning experience, successful participants of this program will be given additional consideration when applying for other ISN Programs.     
 
 The online Mentorship Program submission site will be open for applications in January 2017.

  

Application information

Basic application information

• ISN welcomes applications for the Mentorship program at any time during the year.
• All applicants (mentors & mentees) are to be ISN members in good-standing.
• All applications (mentors & mentees) must be accompanied by a CV.
• All mentee applications must be accompanied by an ‘Action Plan’ proposal.
• Mentors and mentees pledge to uphold regular interaction via skype/e-mail/phone/etc, and agree to provide ISN with 6-monthly progress reports.
• The Committee will only consider applications submitted via the corresponding online application platform.

What will be matched?

What will be matched?

• Mentor’s area of expertise with mentee’s required areas of guidance (whether it be research based, or other for nephrologists under 40).
• The frequency of interactions in terms of mentee requirements and mentor availability.
• Language preferences.

Information for mentors

Criteria and basic information for mentors

• Mentors are members of academic medical centers with expertise in research and/or clinical nephrology.
• Mentors must be able to commit to a mentorship for a period of 3 years.
• Mentors will be assigned to only one mentee (whom they can approve before acceptation). Two mentees may be assigned at a future time.

Information for mentees

Criteria and basic information for mentees

• A mentee must be an ISN member from a low or middle income country (LMIC).
• Priority consideration will be given to those who:
1. Require specific assistance in the domain of research (such as guidance in designing/implementing research projects).
2. Have been a applicant of the ISN Clinical Research Program (within last 3 years).
3. Are under 40 years of age. These applicants will be assigned to the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) for review, unless their request is specifically related to clinical research.
4. Are a recent (within last 2 years) ISN Fellowship recipient
5. Are from an ISN Educational Ambassador’s host center
6. Are from an ISN Sister Renal Centre (SRC) emerging center

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