It is that time again – the search is on for our next fantastic group of MDHA Mentors!
The MDHA SDH Mentorship Committee has been busy planning for the upcoming school year as we welcome the Class of 2024 to the School of Dental Hygiene. Currently, we anticipate a hybrid program for the forthcoming mentorship year with a mix of in-person and virtual events. We are very excited to resume some of our in-person activities safely. If you are interested in becoming a mentor again, the mentor requirements would be as follows:
1) A two-year commitment (i.e. you would remain with your student for the duration of their two years in the School of Dental Hygiene program).
2) Connect with your student once per term for a virtual meeting (i.e. two meetings per academic year, one in the Fall and one in the Winter/Spring). You are welcome to hold this meeting in person if you are comfortable.
3) Allow your student to observe you in practice once in the second term (i.e. once in the Winter Term (January 2023 – April 2023)). This would be a half-day observation (approximately 3 hours) at a mutually agreeable time.
5) Be an available resource for your student if they have questions, concerns, or require support throughout their two-year education.
This program plays a vital role in a dental hygiene student’s transition from student to private practice. As a mentor, you will impact your student’s educational experience and future in dental hygiene. Keep in mind that volunteering for the Mentorship Program is a great way to achieve your PAR requirements through CDHM, and have fun doing it! The commitment is small, but the rewards are BIG!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Kaleigh Warden and Kathy Yerex
MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee