BMES Early Career Mentorship Program
|What is the mentorship program?
The mentorship program pairs early career biomedical engineers in industry with an established industry professional (mentor) who has agreed to be in communication with a mentee for career guidance. The program provides participants with the following benefits:
|Mentees: Who can apply?
BMES members who have been working in industry for 3 years or less are encouraged to apply. The applicant must be an active BMES member and in good standing with the society.
Mentors: Who can apply?
BMES members who have been working in industry for 5 years or more are encouraged to apply as mentors. The applicant must be an active BMES member and in good standing with the society. The applicant must work in a biomedical-related field – e.g. Medical device (cardiac, orthopedic, etc.), Government/Regulatory (FDA, CDC, etc) , Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Quality, Clinical, Law, Nonprofit, etc.
|Applicants must commit to:
at minimum, 1 phone call per month to plan goals and track career plan progress
at minimum, one in-person with their mentor – presumable at the BMES Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ October 11th -14th
at the end of one year, completing a mentor/mentee survey to assess the pairing and determine if both parties would like to continue
BMES membership cannot lapse during the time of the mentorship
|Who are the mentors and how are they matched?
Our mentors are current BMES Members who cover a broad range of biomedical engineering sub-disciplines and positions, at more senior career stages. Mentors will be matched to mentees based on mentee preference and suitability. We encourage mentees to identify specific interests- e.g. Medical device (cardiac, orthopedic, etc.), Government/Regulatory (FDA, CDC, etc) , Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Research and Development, Quality, Clinical, Law, Nonprofit, etc. for the best possible fit.
How do I apply?
Early Career members interested in participating in the mentoring program can update their BMES profile from the BMES website and state that they are interested in being paired with a mentor. Also, as part of the pairing process, please send in a single PDF file to Sara Muldoon at (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the title ‘Mentorship program application’, by September 1, 2017 which includes:
We will sort applications and pair mentees with mentors in early September. You will receive your match in late September and can begin communications and make arrangements for the first in-person meeting.