BRAIN A2P Project

BRAIN A2P Project , or BRAIN Academic Assistance Program, is a mentor program.

This is a personal mentoring program.  Mentoring is a process in which a person with professional experience, namely a mentor, accompanies and supports the career and development of a person with less experience – the mentee – over a designated period.

Alongside formal knowledge and competencies, mentoring also enables informal learning processes which bring forward professional and personal development.  Mentoring not only deals with the official and institutionalised structures, relationships and norms in science or in organisations, it also emphasises the unofficial and hidden normative structures.  The central learning process between the mentees and mentor is self-directed in terms of content and time and should not constitute a one-way relationship.  The mentor should also profit from the intensive and confidential exchange, so that in the long-term, there is an excellent communication culture.

As a mentor, you support, supervise and advise one, two or three students with their studies, professional field, internships, thesis, etc.
Do you like to teach people or pass on your life or professional experience? Do you have a thesis to assign someone or do you know how to write a thesis? Then you are the right person; become a Mentor!

Do you have questions about studying, difficulties with studies, or are not sure in which field of medicine you should become active? Are you looking for a job or simply need tips on further education as a specialist? Then apply to our BRAIN A2P Project as a Mentee and get yourself a Mentor!

The following forms of mentoring are offered:

  1. One-on-one mentoring: a mentee will be supervised by a mentor over a long period.  In the process, the mentee will be given individual support through clarification of goals, information about career opportunities and continuous, detailed feedback regarding their own performance.
  2. Group mentoring: a small group of mentees will be supervised by a mentor over a long period.

Target group
The mentoring program is directed in the first place at vocational trainees, students, doctorate students and young graduates.

The uses of mentoring for a mentee:

  • Participation in the experiences and knowledge of the mentor
  • Advice on building up a CV
  • Advice in professional situations
  • Access to and building up informal work relations
  • Access to relevant networks
  • Active attention and encouragement

Duration of the program
The mentee shall be integrated in the program for a duration of at least three years.

Selection process
Applications to participate are to be made in writing with a personal statement. Previous experience is to be included with the personal statement. The choice is made by an internal commission of mentors.


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