Mentoring in medicine

Date Published: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

In this episode, Dr Juliet Rumball-Smith (Wāhine Connect) talks about mentoring in medicine and the positive impact it can have.



  • 00:00 intro
  • 01:04 what is a mentor
  • 01:51 benefits of having a mentor
  • 03:57 mentoring models
  • 06:25 finding a mentor
  • 10:12 Face to face or online mentoring
  • 13:37 boundaries
  • 17:13 women in mentoring
  • 20:28 Wahine Connect
  • 24:51 Wahine Connect programmes
  • 28:55 take-home messages

Take-home messages

  • Think about becoming a mentor.
  • You get out what you put in (do the groundwork).
  • Enjoy the connection / process.





Dr Juliet Rumball-Smith
Chair of Wāhine Connect Trust Board

Juliet is a public health physician and epidemiologist, with her medical and research career largely focussing on equity. Juliet is passionate about supporting women in the personal and professional lives and about building bridges and connections that cross professional boundaries to create more supportive communities.



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