NSERC CREATE Training Program

in Bone and Joint Health Technologies

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Mentorship Approach

The HMRC-CREATE mentoring relationships may include:

  • A faculty mentor (advisor, supervisor or other) and a graduate student (trainee) as the mentee.
  • A post-doctoral fellow, graduate trainee, or an intern as the mentor and fellow student as the mentee. We refer to this latter approach as peer mentoring.

The HMRC-CREATE mentorship framework features an individualized, one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships as the primary mentoring approach. However, ateam-based mentoring approach is also incorporated within the Integrated Research Teams (IRTs).

Each trainee will continue to receive additional support and mentoring from one's advisory committee (IRT members), other faculty members, and the HMRC-CREATE program staff. This mentorship approach values the existence of other resources persons and seeks to maximize the benefits of mentorship by engaging the fellows and trainees as mentors for undergraduate students.

Interns, trainees, and fellows are also supported by a network of faculty and staff members who serve on the HMRC-CREATE Program and Management committees and the three working groups (Awards and Selection; Curriculum, and Evaluation). These committee members work behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the program.Other mentoring relationships may emerge or continue alongside the primary relationships mentioned earlier. For example:

  • Peer mentoring among students beyond the HMRC-CREATE program
  • More than one faculty mentoring a mentee
  • IRT/Advisory committee team mentorship
  • Clinician mentors and trainees as mentees
  • Mentoring other potential students outside of Queen's

Download a sample mentoring agreement (PDF)

Download a sample mentoring agreement (Microsoft Word)

The HMRC-CREATE Program Staff will continue to provide guidance and training to enhance mentoring relationships. Contact us for a mentoring consultation.