ERIC Number: ED450300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Health Care Mentors: A Work-Based Approach to Developing the Health Care Workforce of Tomorrow. [Fourth Edition]. Career Exploration.
GMS Partners, Inc. Silver Spring, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.
Designed as the final step in a carefully articulated work-readiness program, Mentors provides students interested in health care careers with an opportunity to develop superior employability skills, while striking a balance between work and school. The Mentors program links the school community, the student, and host organizations in a mutually respectful program geared toward developing a student's workplace behaviors. Participants receive the benefit of a volunteer mentor, continue to participate in a school-based support program, and whenever possible, receive a salary through a local funding source. The mentor/student match is closely monitored and the student is evaluated at each level of the program. Through the Mentors program students practice skills in nine core areas: academic foundation; oral and written communication; organizational systems; employability skills; legal responsibilities; ethical considerations; safety practices; teamwork and handling conflict; and health maintenance practices. This booklet contains the activities used in the Mentors program. Student handouts are designed for the pre-mentor, on-site mentor, and post-mentor levels. Handouts for worksite mentors, as well as schools and program managers are also included. (MKA)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Education Work Relationship, Health Services, Job Skills, Medical Services, Mentors, Secondary Education, Supervisors
GMS Partners, Inc., 1122 Kersey Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20902 ($20). Tel: 301-649-6354.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: GMS Partners, Inc. Silver Spring, MD.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.