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VVMA/MVMA/WVVMA Mentor and Mentee Program

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Thank you to our 2013 Mentor Program Sponsor:
Merial
 What Is Mentor Day? 
(Reprinted from the Maryland Veterinarian)
Driving home from Blacksburg, VA, after completing my second year serving the Virginia Maryland Regional College as a mentor at a college I did not attend, I thought about my alma mater. I wish they had a similar program and that I lived close enough to participate. Then I thought about all the Maryland and Virginia graduates who either are unaware of the program, or are not involved, and the experience they are missing. DETAILS

How does the Mentor program work?

What is a Mentor?The members of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association volunteer their time to become mentors to students at VMRCVM. When you sign-up to be a mentor, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association will assign you with one or more students based on the following information:

  1. Area of practice interest
  2. Home state and city
  3. Other requests

What is a mentor and what can a mentor do?

What is a Mentor?Mentor (mìn-tôr) n: a trusted advisor whose experience and wisdom help guide the personal and professional development of another individual. As a mentor, you will develop a relationship with your students based on open and honest communication. You will establish a trusting partnership and share your experiences with them. You want to be a motivator and build your student's confidence. This is your chance to inspire, guide and build a lasting relationship for a future colleague and have an opportunity to glean new ideas and information from the students. This mentor program is a "Two Way Street" of sharing experiences and knowledge

How does the Mentee program work?

Veterinarians who are members of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association or the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association volunteer their time to become mentors. When the student signs up for the Mentor Program, you will be partnered with a veterinarian based on the following information:

  1. Area of practice interest Mentee Programa Mentor is a trusted advisor
  2. Home state and city 
  3. Other requests