Peer Mentoring

Welcome to the NW ICM Peer Mentoring page! We are excited to introduce you to our Peer Mentoring Scheme, which is designed to support doctors working in intensive care units (ICUs) across the region. In this page, we will explore the advantages of joining this scheme.

What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer Mentoring is a collaborative learning relationship pairing Stage 2/3 ICU doctors with Stage 1 colleagues who are seeking guidance or support, or those who would like a senior trainee to bounce ideas off regarding any aspect of personal or professional life. The purpose of the scheme is to help mentees develop their skills and knowledge, gain confidence, provide invaluable networking and ultimately enhance the quality of care provided to patients.

Some advantages of Joining the Peer Mentoring Scheme

1. Personalised Support: The Peer Mentoring Scheme provides mentees with personalised support and guidance from Stage 2/3 doctors. Mentors work with their mentees to identify areas of strength as well as points for improvement, set goals, and develop individualised plans to achieve those goals.

2. Networking Opportunities: The scheme provides opportunities for mentees and mentors to network with other ICU doctors from across the region. This can lead to new collaborations, sharing of knowledge, and support in managing challenging cases.

3. Professional Development: Mentees can learn from their mentors' experiences and expertise and gain practical skills that can be applied in their day-to-day work. Mentors develop skills valuable to supervision roles of consultants.

4. Career Advancement: Participating in the Peer Mentoring Scheme can help mentees develop the skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers in intensive care medicine. Mentees can gain valuable experience, build their professional network, and position themselves for future leadership roles.

This scheme is fully endorsed by NW ICM School and participation is encouraged. The programme is run by trainees and the school executive do not have access to participant lists or details.

How to Join the Peer Mentoring Scheme

If you are a stage 1 trainee seeking guidance and support, or a Stage 2/3 ICU doctor interested in mentoring, we encourage you to join our Peer Mentoring Scheme. To learn more about the scheme and how to get involved, please see the documents below or contact us using the information provided.

We look forward to working with you to improve the training experience and quality of care provided to ICU patients across the region.

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