Public Health/Community Nutrition Practice Group

PHCNPG Dietetic Practice Group

PHCNPG Mentor Program

PHCNPG Mentoring Program Description 

PHCNPG’s Mentoring Program seeks to connect members with the aim to promote growth in specialty practice areas, general career and personal growth.  Once you are matched with a mentor/mentee we will notify you both via email. You should be in contact with each other at least once a month and can certainly communicate as often as you like.

The Mentor Program follows the same timeline as the DPG membership year and begins and ends in June each year. At the end of a membership year mentors and mentees will complete a brief survey and mentees only will write a brief summary about their experience. At the end of your term (June) you will have the option to continue your mentor/mentee relationship through the next membership year. Sometimes matches are made in the last few months of the membership year and so it makes sense to continue in the program through the next year. We know that you put a lot of time into building these relationships and will absolutely encourage you to continue on through the next year if both parties are willing! If you have questions or feedback please email Kayla Fitzgerald, Membership Committee Chair at phcnpgmembers@gmail.com

*NEW this year: any member can apply to be a mentee! We know that there are times in your career when you need some guidance and so we have decided to not limit this benefit to our students. 

 

NEW! Read our 2015-2016 Mentor Program Testimonials here

 

Mentor Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and PHCNPG member.
  2. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) credential. Graduate students, dietetic interns, and students who are seniors in a DPD or CP program are also eligible to be mentors to students who are not as far along in their current program.
  3. Commitment: at least once a month contact with mentee by email/online meeting/phone, augmented by email communication as needed.
  4. Term is 1 membership year (starts in June). Applications will be accepted throughout the year.
  5. Complete PHCNPG mentoring program survey at end of term.
  6. Write an optional brief summary about your experience in the program.

Mentee Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  1. Current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and PHCNPG member.
  2. Commitment: at least once a month contact with mentor by email/online meeting/phone, augmented by email communication as needed.
  3. Term is 1 membership year (starts in June). Applications will be accepted throughout the year.
  4. Provide Committee Chair a write-up (200 words) about the mentorship experience at the end of the term (for newsletter and website).
  5. Complete PHCNPG mentoring program survey at end of term.

To apply, please fill out our form here.



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