Mentoring

 

Mentoring is a great way to support the learning and career development that occurs outside of the classroom.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 NOW OPEN – Expression of Interest now open. Get in before 30 March to be considered for the 2022 program

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The power of networking and mentoring shaping your future

“ The mentoring program was an amazing experience which allowed me to expand my knowledge of Sports Chiropractic, build my network and support me through my final year of University. This support is priceless and is an incredible opportunity that any Chiropractic student should take up! “

Dr Samuel Tiley

The FICS Mentoring Program provides sports chiropractors to share their professional knowledge and experience with students, recent graduates and other aspiring sports chiropractors. Mentoring has been identified as an important learning and development strategy for expanding networks and experience. FICS advocates for mentoring at all stages of sports chiropractic education and throughout each sports chiropractor’s career. Research has shown that having a mentor supports the achievement of personal and professional goals and improves motivation, engagement and work performance.

The Student Commission guides the FICS Mentoring Program, which allows sports chiropractors to share their professional knowledge and experience with chiropractic students and any motivated chiropractor seeking direction. 

Some of the challenges which sport chiropractic students face is connecting with practising doctors and working their way through the minefields. Some of the common questions about licensing, laws, and practice in countries they may not be from and how they can get valuable experience working with athletes, all comes from becoming connected with an experienced hand who has been there and knows the ropes.

Once a month, for 6 months, this mentoring program is virtual sessions via video call or in person depending on the location of your mentor.

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MENTORS - More information

Mentoring is a great way to support the learning and career development that occurs outside of the classroom.  Mentoring is complementary to the supervision that occurs when student chiropractors/recent graduates work or intern in a clinic, practice or field-side with athletes at sports events. Mentoring is a very rewarding process in which the mentor is given the opportunity to pass on their knowledge and passion for the profession.  Mentors also get to expand their network of contacts and tap into fresh new ideas and industry trends. Mentoring is a valuable two-way learning experience that benefits both the mentor and mentee.

The FICS mentoring program will allow sports chiropractors to share their professional knowledge and experience with students and recent graduates. Mentoring has been identified as an important learning and development strategy for expanding networks and experience. FICS advocates for mentoring at all stages of sports chiropractic education and throughout each sports chiropractor’s career. Research has shown that having a mentor supports the achievement of personal and professional goals and improves motivation, engagement and work performance.

FICS Mentor’s requirements:

  • FICS member of your local NCSC or as an individual member with FICS
  • 5 years experience working as a practising chiropractor
  • Completed or completing ICSC

 PLEASE NOTE: Placement in the FICS Mentoring Program is not guaranteed.

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Application Process

PLEASE NOTE: Placement in the FICS Mentoring Program is not guaranteed.

DOWNLOAD: Application Form 

Applications can be submitted at any time to student@ficsport.org

Expression of interest will be called for in February annually with the deadline for application for that year at the end of March.

Successful applicants will be notified they are within the mentor/mentee pool, however, FICS does not make any guarantee all places will be matched as this depends on successful finding a good match for the mentees.

The program begins in April with orientations calls and runs through to October annually.

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MENTEES - More information

Going from university/college straight into the professional working world can be an overwhelming and sometimes confusing experience. Students/recent graduates might have thought the learning stopped after sitting their last exam, but in reality, we all know how hard it is to take that first step into the working world. This is when real learning starts.

Are you looking for ways to find jobs, mentors, and preceptor opportunities abroad? To assist you, FICS has a mentoring program that connects students with sports chiropractors who can develop these relationships, assist with questions, or point them in the right direction. 

If you are interested in a mentor, fill in the application form below. If you have any questions, please contact the FICS Student Commission via admin@ficsport.org

MENTEE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. A student in their final year of studies or recent graduate (graduated within the last two years)
  2. Member of your FICS student club or, if a recent graduate, a FICS member.

 PLEASE NOTE: Placement in the FICS Mentoring Program is not guaranteed.

DOWNLOAD: Application form