This program is designed to help ISPE members develop their capabilities and expand their professional networks so that they are better able to fulfill their goals as pharmacoepidemiologists.
A mentoring relationship exists between two people: one with experience and insight into a specific career, field or area of knowledge and one who is either new to the field or looking to expand their development in a specific area. The trick is usually how to facilitate effective matching? To solve this problem ISPE has developed an automated, online mentor match program! Click on the links below to get involved and apply to serve as a mentor, or sign-up to search for mentor matches.
Experienced members of the Society are encouraged to apply using our online module to serve as a Mentor and foster the development of fellow members while enhancing your own skills in listening and problem solving. If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you may be the right person to assist others in their professional development:
As a mentor, it is your responsibility to provide guidance to your mentee based on his/her learning needs and development areas. This can be accomplished in several ways. You can act as a resource, advisor, teacher, model, sponsor, consultant or guide. No matter what role you play, remember that you are responsible for being the expert in this relationship, or in some cases, helping the mentee find access to the appropriate experts. You are not expected to drive the relationship, do the work for the mentee, or assume your advice will be followed.
Have you already signed up as a Mentee and want to search for a Mentor? Click on the Link above, login and click the Mentor Search button on the Mentee Application page.
ISPE Members are encouraged to find a mentor to help your professional development. You can use ISPE’s simple online Mentor Match Module to easily match up with a mentor. Below is a short list of questions you should ask to identify whether being mentored is right for you:
Your Responsibilities as a Mentee
As a mentee, it is your responsibility to take ownership of your learning and development needs. Prior to the start of the relationship, you should assess your areas of strength and developmental needs so you can establish a mentoring plan that will inform your mentoring objectives. It is also your responsibility to initiate contact with your mentor and ensure the mentor helps you attain your goals. You are not expected know all the questions you should ask, fit all learning into one mentoring relationship, or assume your mentor has unlimited time for you.