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Mentorship

Mentorship Scheme

Careers in fertility are exciting and immensely rewarding. There are many choices to be made along the way regarding possibilities for career development and increasing expertise.

This scheme offers opportunities for mentors to develop and support others in their careers and for mentees to receive the advice they need to excel in their profession.

BECOME A MENTEE

The BFS has expert mentors in every area related to modern fertility practice. They can provide advice and support in all aspects of career development. They include senior nurses, embryologists, counsellors and clinicians, all of whom have a wealth of experience to share.

The BFS Mentorship scheme is free to all members and will pair you with a mentor in a category of your choice, across the whole range of disciplines.

Your mentor will be available to provide you with support in your training and development. If you want impartial advice about a project or training course or advice about any aspect of your practice, then signing up for the Mentorship Scheme is a great way for you to benefit from your BFS membership.

The process:

• Apply for a mentor using the application form
• Your mentor will make contact and you will both sign the Mentoring Agreement
• Attend meetings or teleconferences with your mentor (at least 3 in 1 year)
• Feedback from both mentors and mentees will be collected by the Training Committee
• The relationship will last 2 years.
• At the end of 2 years, mentees will have the opportunity to apply for a new mentor as if they wish.
• Please note mentors are unable to intervene in workplace disputes, provide references or support work placements.
Mentorship categories:
• Andrologists
• Embryologists
• Managers
• Clinicians
• Counsellors
• Fertility Nurses
• Other (if your profession is none of the above, mentorship is still possible)

BECOME A MENTOR

Becoming a mentor enables you to share your expertise and support the development of other members of the BFS professions.

GIVE something back and help develop innovation
SHARE your knowledge and experience to support others
DEVELOP others, contribute to a body of knowledge in the fertility professions and extend your networks

Provision of expert mentors requires the involvement of professionals in the field of fertility who are enthusiastic, have excellent communication skills and experience in developing and supporting others. Mentors are expected to highlight further resources for learning and development to their mentees.

The role of mentor allows individuals to make a significant contribution to innovation and patient care, as well as to leadership in the field of fertility. By developing the talent of other professionals, mentors will also facilitate their own professional growth and extend their networks.

The process:
• Apply to become a mentor using the application form
• Read the following mentoring guide and email confirmation of this https://bit.ly/2ULHFeg
• You will be allocated a mentee and will both sign the mentoring agreement
• Attend meetings or teleconferences with assigned mentees (at least 3 in 1 year)
• Feedback by both mentors and mentees will be collected by the Training Committee
• The relationship will last 2 years
• Please note mentors are unable to intervene in workplace disputes, provide references or support work placements.

 

Application, Agreement & Evaluation Forms

Application Forms:

Joint Agreement:

Evaluation Forms: