Overview – Mentorship

The WiSA Mentorship Programme facilitate engagement between senior surgeons with experience in the field and junior surgeons/surgical trainees. The WiSA Mentorship Programme is a career development initiative that provides an opportunity for surgeons to learn from one another, influence their work environments, develop their skills and seek/offer guidance as required.

The first Mentorship Programme will commence in January 2016. 

What is Mentorship?

Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced person helps to guide a less experienced person.

What is a Mentor?

A Mentor may help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts and identifying resources.

Mentors can make a difference in the careers of women surgeons. Mentors can help women navigate their careers and guide them in successfully combining surgical careers with family and personal lives

What is a Mentee?

A Mentee is a person who is advised, trained or counselled by a Mentor.

Mentees can draw on the experience of Mentors to help personal and professional development.