Mentoring Program Models
This section includes profiles of I-TECH clinical mentoring programs in four countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, India, and Namibia. The papers describe different strategies for developing and implementing clinical mentoring programs, as well as successes and challenges faced by the programs.
- I-TECH Ethiopia Clinical Mentoring Program: Field-Based Team Model
This document profiles the field-based team approach to mentoring used in the I-TECH Ethiopia clinical mentoring program. The document describes the training and support of mentors, monitoring and evaluation processes, best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and future plans of the program.
Haiti Clinical Mentoring Program: Internal Model (Click
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This document describes the evolution of the I-TECH Haiti clinical mentoring program, which uses a model of “internal” mentors. The document includes activities and achievements, best practices, lessons learned, challenges encountered, and plans for the future direction of the program. It also includes a brief description of other clinical mentoring program models employed by I-TECH partners in Haiti.
India Clinical Mentoring Program: Mentoring Within the Context of a Fellowship Program
This document describes the mentoring component of the I-TECH India fellowship program. It describes the training, orientation, and ongoing support provided to mentors, as well as the mechanisms used for monitoring and evaluation. Best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and future plans are also included.
Namibia Clinical Mentoring Program: External Model
This document describes the history and accomplishments of the I-TECH clinical mentoring program in Namibia. The program adopted an “external” mentor model, in which mentors are identified from outside the country. The profile includes several examples of achievements made in addressing systems issues.