Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but she or he must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the "amount of psychosocial support, career guidance, role modeling, and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the protégés and mentors engaged.
The person in receipt of mentorship may be referred to as a protégé (male), a protégée (female), an apprentice or, in the 2000s, a mentee. The mentor may be referred to as a godfather/god mother or a rabbi. "Mentoring" is a process that always involves communication and is relationship-based, but its precise definition is elusive, with more than 50 definitions currently in use. One definition of the many that have been proposed, is Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé).
MENTORSHIP IN RAWALPINDI MEDICAL COLLEGE:
Objectives: More than 700 Rawalians’ are workin in Pakistan and all over the world. With academic excellence of RMC and hard work of Rawalians ‘ now they achieved posts of Professors, Course Directors and Head of departments not only in Pakistan but at Institutions of Excellence in America Europe and Austraila.
A Number of Rawalians’ pass USMLE, PLAB and AMC exam, Only a few students can afford Electives in foreign countries to facilitate job chances. Considering all these problems of RMC Students, Prof. Umar invited the foreign faculty on the RMC to 40th anniversary of RMC and arragnge MENTORSHIP Dinner during which students of RMC will be seated with their senior Rawalians’ working across the globe. Foreign faculty will guide students about electives, various entrance exams and how to apply for jobs after passing exams. This will also faclitate a direct link between old and new Rawalians’ through Emails addresses and personal contacts, thus rejuvenating the old bonds, which were broken over period of time. Senior faculty members of RMC will also give guidance regording Post graduation as well as career planning in Pakistan. In this manner, a true Mentorship will develop, opening new avenues for young Rawalinans’ without spending a penny by students due to dedicated efforts of Principal, Prof. Muhammad Umar, a true Rawalians’ and faculty of RMC.
Targeted Audience: Undergraduates, Medical Students, House Officers, Postgraduate Trainees
Contact: Prof. Shagufta Saeed Sial and Dr. Shazia Zeb, Incharge: Rawalians’ Mentorship Dinner