In the GGL, doctoral projects are embedded in topic-oriented research. Admission is international, and teaching is carried out in the English language. In association with the GGL the medical faculties offer a PhD – MD/PhD programme.
In mentoring, experienced mentors accompany less experienced people - the mentees - over several months. In a one-on-one relationship, the mentors pass on knowledge and experience exclusively to his or her mentee. In addition to being mentored, the PALS mentoring programme also offers exchange within the group of mentees and a specialized training programme.
Mentees can register in October 2019 by completing an application form and sharing with us their motivations and goals. GGL alumni who would like to participate as mentors can contact us at any times (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please complete a profile form here and register as a mentor. We need these application forms of the mentees and profile forms of the mentors in order to be able to carry out the matching.
Interested GGL-members can apply to become a mentee by filling out the application form provided on our website. Based on this information, potential mentees are selected by the PALS team. We will then invite you for an interview to learn more about your motivations and objectives. After this interview, we will decide if you will become a mentee and try to match you with one of our mentors, with whom you will form a mentoring tandem.
Note: We will try to fullfil your expectations but there is no guarantee that we will find a suitable mentor. In some cases the perfect matches cannot be found. Therefore, please be specific as well as realistic about your own expectations.
In order to have a successful and productive mentoring relationship mentors and mentees need to reserve time for the kick-off and closing event. Mentees should also attend the interim meeting, which provides opportunities for feedback, the presentation of the mentors’ companies by the mentees and exchange of important topics between all mentees.
How much time you spend on your individual mentoring relationship and by which means you interact (personal meeting, E-mail, phone, skype) you will agree together on with your mentor/mentee. How much time you invest in networking with the other mentees is also up to you. For a more detailed schedule see Mentoring - step by step.
Participation in the programme is free of charge. For mentees, we can also cover travel expenses for meetings with your mentor. Once you are admitted to the mentoring programme of PALS, you can apply for refunds for your travel expenses. We also cover travel expenses for the mentors, for the kick-off and closing event .
In a job shadowing, the mentee will visit the mentor at his or her workplace and observe their daily work. Ideally, there is an introduction at the beginning of the job shadowing and an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Sometimes the mentor also arranges a small meeting with colleagues for the mentee. The duration of a job shadowing normally takes a day. In contrast to an internship, the observer does not work herself / himself.
A job shadowing is only optional, in some cases it might not be possible because of company restrictions.