Research Mentoring Program

The College Research Committee is pleased to call for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) for Mentees and Mentors for the 2021 Paramedicine Research Mentoring Program (PRMP).

What is the Paramedic Research Mentoring Program?

The PRMP is 12-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:

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:

What commitment is required from mentors and mentees?

The PRMP is a 12-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.

Want to be involved?

Mentee and mentor application requirements are as follows.

Mentees are required to submit:

  1. A statement describing current research experience (max. 100 words)
  2. A statement describing: 1) motivation for participating, and 2) expected outcomes from participation (max. 200 words in total)

Mentors are required to submit:

Applications for the next mentor/mentee intake will open in 2022.