Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching

A coach uses the skills of questioning, listening, observation and feedback in conversations aimed to help develop rich insight and learning for the client. Coaching can be used in many situations to help development, release potential and move forward with training.  Some examples where coaching can be beneficial:

  • How can I manage my time better to achieve all I want in life?
  • How can I reduce the stress in my job or my life?
  • How can I achieve a better balance between work life and home life?
  • What skills do I need to grow and develop further?
  • How can I improve my relationship with a specific colleague?
  • How can I progress in this project?
  • How can I manage my time better?

Who can use the coaching service?

This service is available to medical and dental trainees

How do I access coaching?

At present the service is only available by direct referral through our Associate Dean for Careers and Professionals Support. 

How many coaching session can I access?

The number of sessions required is very individual to the client. The scheme will offer up to 4 sessions.  If required this can be negotiated on an individual basis with the Associate Dean for Careers and Professionals Support.

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Peer Mentoring

At NIMDTA we recognise the value of mentoring as a way to support, develop and release the potential of our trainees.

Through informal mentoring relationships with senior trainees you have the opportunity to access support and guidance to help you as you progress in you medical career.

What do mentors do?

A mentor will meet with you informally and confidentially to work with you to help you discover a better understanding and awareness of the area you want to work on.  Helping you to develop your own solutions and facilitate you in goal setting and planning. They will also support you in establishing your way through transition periods.

What are some potential benefits?

  • Improved self-confidence and self esteem
  • Increased motivation
  • Broadened horizons and experience
  • Raised achievements and aspirations
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Networking opportunities

How do I get a mentor?

Generic scheme

This scheme provides mentoring for foundation doctors, doctors new to training in Northern Ireland or doctors who would like a mentor external to their specialty.

Simply download and complete the form by clicking on the link below and forward it to professionalsupport.nimdt@hscni.net

Specialty Specific Peer Mentoring Schemes

These schemes aim to provide specialty specific mentoring. To find out more information please contact the email below relevant to your specialty.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology……   oandgmentors@gmail.com

Psychiatry….     nimdtapsychiatrymentors@gmail.com

How do I become a mentor?

There are different opportunities to become a mentor.

Generic mentoring scheme

This is a scheme which offers optional peer mentoring to Foundation doctors, doctors new to training in Northern Ireland or doctors who would like a mentor external to their specialty.

If you are ST3 or above you can apply to be a mentor. Simply download and complete the form by clicking on the link below and forward it to professionalsupport.nimdt@hscni.net

You are required to be on an ARCP outcome 1 and your educational supervisors support will be required to complete the application process. You will also be required to attend a training day in order to become a mentor. The training dates will run on a rolling calendar across the year, please contact the PSU for more details on upcoming training events

Specialty Specific Peer Mentoring Schemes

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

This scheme offers optional mentoring to trainees within the specialty. It is t led by senior trainees appointed as peer mentor leads who are support by a senior educator within the school. For further information about becoming a mentor or accessing mentoring as a mentee please contact: oandgmentors@gmail.com

Psychiatry

This scheme offers optional mentoring to trainees within the specialty. It is t led by senior trainees appointed as peer mentor leads who are support by a senior educator within the school. For further information about becoming a mentor or accessing mentoring as a mentee please contact: nimdtapsychiatrymentors@gmail.com

Paediatrics 

This scheme offers optional mentoring to trainees within the specialty. It is t led by senior trainees appointed as peer mentor leads who are support by a senior educator within the school.  For further information about becoming a mentor or accessing mentoring as a mentee please contact: paediatricmentors@hotmail.com

If you would like further information about mentoring please contact elaine.fugard@hscni.net

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