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Mentoring with Dr JuMP

What is Dr JuMP?

Dr JuMP is a coordinated medical mentoring program for regional Victoria, designed to build valuable mentoring relationships that support all stages of training and professional development.

Watch our Dr JuMP video series on YouTube

How does Dr JuMP work?

Dr JuMP supports medical students, junior doctors, rural GPs and GP proceduralists who live and work in rural communities. See the flyer shown, or click here.

The program is now up and running and we are looking to encourage both mentors and mentees to register for the program and make a difference to the healthcare community.

If you are a GP supervisor, GP, or other specialist doctor working in regional Victoria, please consider signing up to the program. GP trainees could also consider mentoring a medical student. If you are a medical student or GP trainee, you are also welcome to join as a mentee.

Our Rural Manager, Ann Ellis said that she’s been spreading the word at recent MCCC GP career information sessions.

“During our GP career information sessions I’ve been talking with doctors who are considering being a GP and when I talk about the mentoring program they are very excited about going in to the portal and finding a mentor who may have the same interest regarding procedural skill or location of practice,” Ms Ellis said.

“Research indicates that having a mentor is an important asset to a junior doctor starting out in their career and our promotional activities, such as these information sessions have resulted in a growth in numbers of those seeking a mentor.

“We really need some experienced mentors to ensure the effectiveness of the program. I’m sure all health practitioners are quite familiar with this concept and you may even recollect an important mentor during your career.” said Ms Ellis.