BSR’S rheumatology mentoring programme is a member-to-member scheme, matching individuals to an experienced colleague to support and encourage personal and professional development.

What we do
  • We offer two individual programmes, one for developing rheumatology professionals, and one for academics
About the programme
  • BSR members can be part of one or both programmes and can register as a mentor and/or be mentored
  • Relationships can be as long or as short as you need and conducted in a way that suits your needs
As a mentee you can:
  • Learn from mentor knowledge and expertise to focus on what is needed to grow professionally and realise potential
  • Gain specific skills and knowledge relevant to personal goals
  • Develop your professional network
As a mentor you can:
  • Enhance your own skills in developing others
  • Gain insights into the needs of newly qualified professionals
  • Develop strong and enjoyable connections with your peers
  • Actively engage and help shape the career of fellow members
  • Take the opportunity to reflect on your career as well as build on your own skillset

ATTENTION: We are currently reviewing our mentoring scheme. Please contact mentoring@rheumatology.org.uk if you have any questions. 

Register interest in the scheme

If you're a member, please contact: mentoring@rheumatology.org.uk for more info. We will be opening up registration Autumn 2023.


Become a member today

Please sign up for membership to join the mentoring scheme.

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My relationship with my mentor is an important part of my transition from doctoral student to post-doctoral researcher
Post-doctoral researcher
It's a very supportive relationship and a safe space to think new thoughts without making commitments
Mentoring's a great opportunity to support an academic trainee from another area working in rheumatology
It's been beneficial to have someone outside my organisation – I don't think I would have found such a relationship at this early stage in my career without this scheme