The ARRO Global Health Subcommittee Mutual Mentorship program was established for the purpose of pairing Radiation Oncology trainees from different nations in order to foster dialogue and the sharing of ideas and educational resources between individuals who share a mutual interest in oncology and global health.
This informal partnership can take on many forms. At a minimum mutual mentors are encouraged to stay in contact on a monthly basis by email. In the past, participants have utilized such communications to share and discuss:
- Challenging clinical cases
- Differences in practice patterns in their respective locations
- Barriers to effective administration of care and ideas for addressing these.
In some cases mutual mentors have extended their cooperation to include collaborative efforts in research, international outreach initiatives, and clinical rotation or volunteering experiences abroad.
The mutual mentorship program includes 38 residents from 10 different countries including Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Kenya, Japan, Nigeria, the Philippines, the United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We currently have a waiting list of U.S. residents awaiting a mutual mentorship match.
If you are interested in participating in the ARRO GHSC Mutual Mentorship Program please contact the ARRO Global Health Subcommittee.