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Career Mentorship Program

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The IMS Career Mentorship Program (CMP) matches upper year doctoral students with an alumni or faculty mentor in their desired career or field. Mentors provide one-on-one support and guidance for students in their professional development and career goals.

This new mentorship program enables students to gain insight and directly benefit from our accomplished, well-connected and diverse IMS community. The program is complemented by exclusive social and graduate professional development events.

Program Overview 2023-2024

  • Attend a welcome orientation event in November 2023
  • Meet with your mentor/mentee once per month between November 2023 - April 2023 (virtually or in-person)
  • Provide feedback for the purpose of program evaluation
  • For mentees: participate in graduate professional development workshops and events such as tailored career panels, effective resume writing, preparing for job interviews, book clubs and more
  • Join the CMP group on Temerty Medicine Connect for networking, support and resource sharing

For Mentees


  • Upper year doctoral student (2nd year Masters or 3rd+ year PhD)
  • Must be a registered student for duration of program (until May 2024)
  • Clear sense of career direction and goals
  • Commitment to active engagement in the program
  • Member profile on Temerty Medicine Connect


  • Application form - deadline to apply is October 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
  • We’re holding an information session for those interested in applying on September 26 at 3:30pm. You can register for this virtual session here
  • The program is able to accommodate a limited number of students, so we may be unable to accept all applicants
  • We will do our best to match you with a mentor that meets your preferences, however matching suitability will depend on the pool of mentors 

For Mentors


  • IMS alumni or faculty member
  • Career in any field or industry. We are looking for a diverse group of mentors!
  • Commitment to providing meaningful, one-on-one career-focused mentorship to a graduate student to help them better understand your career landscape and develop their professional competencies
  • Can be located in or outside of Toronto/GTA as meetings with your mentee can take place virtually


  • Application form- deadline to apply is October 8, 2023
  • If we are unable to match you with a mentee we will keep your information on file for future program cycles


If you have any questions about the Career Mentorship Program, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Sarah Topa, Program Manager
IMS Senior Partnerships & Communications Officer

Ergi DuliProgram Coordinator
IMS PhD Candidate

Prof. Reinhart ReithmeierFaculty Advisor