Early Academic Career Development Mentorship Scheme

The Early Academic Career Development Mentorship Scheme is part of the career development initiatives for the clinical academics and non-clinical professionals to define and achieve their career pathway.  Through our mentorship scheme, the participants are expected to be benefited in the following areas:

  • Explore goalpost in career pathway (short/medium/long term) 
  • Develop leadership for challenges
  • Self-efficacy, self-betterment, and maximise potential  

It is an invaluable process that junior clinical academics and non-clinical professionals are availed of mentoring support from the experienced ones in the Faculty.  A nine-month Scheme is designed for the first round.   Final review will be conducted at the end of the pilot Scheme.  An exit survey will be conducted six months after the graduation to collect the development/self-reflection of the mentees.

Operating Framework

No less than 15 mentees with balanced number of mentors to be recruited in the pilot Scheme.  Female participants are particularly welcome.  Each mentee will be assigned to a mentor.  Three professional skill enhancement workshops - in social event style and family-friendly - will be arranged for all mentors/mentees in between the Scheme.  The workshops will be participated by mentor/mentees.  In general, joining in these workshops is optional except that for the first workshop, which will be delivered by the PTP/USPC members, is mandatory to mentees.

There will be an introductory session to brief of the Scheme, lay down the general guidelines, ground rules and knowing each other.   During the process, the mentees are required to have two chatting sessions with the Scheme facilitator to adjust/refine the individual Scheme.  At the end of the Scheme, there will be a graduation session for sharing and officially end the mentor/mentee relations.  Mentors/Mentees should undertake to treat the communication during the mentoring sessions strictly confidential.  No exchange of information between mentor and supervisor should be made.



  • Senior tenured professoriate staff with either strong clinical management background or research track record.  They should not be members of PTP/USPC.  Mentor toolkit will be available for reference by participants. 


  • Assistant/Associate Professors and Clinical Assistant/Associate Professors in their first contract, awardee of the Clinical Research Fellowship (if falls within period) 

Mentor/Mentee should not be

  • having a supervisorial relationship 
  • engaging the same research project during the mentorship period


  • To finalise the contract as proposed by the mentee and start mentoring Scheme in accordance with the contract terms.
  • Help the mentees to foster their potential, share views on their problem/challenges that explored, define practical goal and provide guidance.
  • To share knowledge, experience, insights and lessons learnt as relevant


  • To draft mentoring framework for discussion with the mentors and to make the Mentoring Scheme in accordance with the contract terms. 
  • Attend the check-point interview to review and adjust/appraise the progress
  • Meet goals and adhere to timelines
Milestones (Updated on 16 Oct 2020)
Timing Milestones

Aug 2020

Recruitment of Mentors

Sep 2020

Recruitment of Mentees

By Mid-Nov 2020

  • Mentor/Mentee Pair-up process
  • Introductory Workshop

By Mid-Dec 2020

  • PTP/USPC Workshop
  • 1st Mentor/Mentee session

By Mid-Mar 2021

  • 1st Skill Enhancement Workshop
  • 2nd Mentor/Mentee session
  • 1st program check-point

By Mid-May 2021

  • 2nd Skill Enhancement Workshop
  • 3rd Mentor/Mentee session

By Mid-July 2021

  • 4th Mentor/Mentee session
  • 3rd Skill Enhancement Workshop
  • 2nd program check-point

By End-July 2021

  • Graduation
  • Scheme Review 

Oct 2021

Exit Survey


The Mentorship Scheme (pilot run) will be rolled out in October 2020.  Recruitment will start in August 2020.

Interested parties please fill out the corresponding forms.