• 1st Sep 2023

Applications for the College's Paramedicine Research Mentoring Program now open

Applications for the College's Paramedicine Research Mentoring Program (PRMP) are now open.

The PRMP is 9-month program aimed at providing paramedics with an opportunity to learn about research from experienced paramedic researchers. The program is aimed at paramedics who have an interest in learning more about research pathways and opportunities in the discipline. Successful applicants will be matched to an experienced paramedic mentor and will engage in a structured series of one-on-one and group mentoring sessions.

The PRMP is not an education course about research design and methods, but a mentoring program that seeks to promote engagement with research, create peer research networks, and encourage transition into formal research pathways such as higher degree by research (HDR) programs.

Who can be a participant, or ‘mentee’?

The program is aimed at registered paramedics who are yet to engage in any formal research training. The eligibility criteria for research mentees are:

  • Be a current member of the College
  • Hold registration under Paramedicine Board of Australia/New Zealand
  • NOT be currently enrolled or have completed higher degree by research (HDR) qualifications (i.e. MRes, MPhil, PhD)

Who can be a mentor?

The Committee is seeking experienced mentors with a commitment to fostering the development of the next generation of paramedic researchers. The eligibility criteria for research mentors are:

  • Be a current member of the College
  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent research qualification)
  • Have a demonstrable track record of research activity

What commitment is required from mentors and mentees?

The PRMP is a 9-month commitment by mentors and mentees. The mentor and mentee engage in a one-on-one monthly mentoring session, and a group mentoring workshop session every 3 months that brings all mentees and mentors together.

As our program will have participants from all across Australia and New Zealand, workshops and 1:1 meetings are usually held online, so proficiency with online meeting platforms (zoom, Teams etc) is required.

The application form can be accessed here. Applications are open until COB, Friday 29 September 2023. The PRMP is due to commence in February 2024.

We encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or would like more information on the PRMP. Enquiries can be directed to research@paramedics.org. Please also feel free to share this with your colleagues.

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