Student Mentoring Program
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Doctor of Pharmacy Student Mentoring Program?
The Doctor of Pharmacy Student Mentoring Program is a joint effort by members of the Leadership Development in Pharmacy Practice class, along with the Rho Chi Honor Society, to promote student mentoring within our pharmacy program at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It offers students the unique opportunity to be mentored by a current 6th year Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, based on personal interests and objectives.
Who can participate?
At this time, we are only accepting 3rd and 4th year students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to sign up as mentees. To serve as a mentor, you must be a 6th year student set to graduate in May 2013.
What do I need to do to participate?
1. Complete the sign-up sheet sent along with the invitation e-mail to your STJ e-mail by the office of the Dean
2. If you did not receive the sign-up sheet, please request it by e-mail: [email protected]
3. Deadline to sign up is March 5th, 2013.
What are some of the common interests that will be taken into account when pairing mentors and mentees?
The most important objective we have is to pair each one of you with the most appropriate mentor to help promote your growth. Some of the common interests we will look at include:
1. Career Interests (e.g. Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Other, etc.)
2. Post-Graduate Training interests (e.g. Residencies, Fellowships, PhD, MD, or MBA programs, etc.)
3. Pharmacy Organizations interests (e.g. American Pharmacists Association, Rho Chi Honor Society, Pharmacy Leadership Society, Rho Chi Post Monthly Newsletter, Phi Delta Chi, Lambda Kappa Sigma, Drug Information Association, etc.)
How long is the mentoring program?
The program is expected to last about a month, although we encourage that the mentoring last beyond this time period. After the recruitment phase is complete, the mentor-mentee pair assignments will be prepared and will be communicated to the mentor-mentee pairs at the Launch Luncheon set to take place on March 14th, 2013 during common hour.
What is the Launch Luncheon?
Set to be held on March 14th during common hour (1:50 PM - 3:00 PM) at the CVS lounge, the Launch Luncheon will serve as a networking event where each mentor-mentee pair will meet for the first time and pair assignments will be released. The event will also provide an opportunity for members of the organizing committee to tell you more about the program and a short presentation on how to maximize your experiences will be made. Refreshments will be served.
What is my role as a mentor or mentee?
During the Launch Luncheon, we will make a short presentation on how to maximize your experiences as either a mentor or mentee. We will also be sharing various tips and handouts to help you. The materials will either be e-mailed out to participants or be handed out at the luncheon.
How much time do I have to commit to participate in this program?
There is no specific time commitment each mentor and mentee has to make. We only request that you are able to attend the Launch Luncheon in order to meet your partner for the first time, as well as to gain further insight as to how to utilize the program effectively. After the Launch Luncheon, it will be up to the pair to decide how much they will interact over the course of the mentoring period.
I cannot attend the Launch Luncheon, can I still participate?
Yes, you can still participate in the program. We highly recommend you attend the luncheon, however, if you are unable to do so, we will accommodate you.
Is there a limit on the number of participants in the program?
At this time, we are only accepting the first 100 students to sign up. (50 Mentors and 50 Mentees)
Who can I contact for more information?
You can reach us by e-mail at: [email protected]
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E-mail: [email protected]