RadReach mentoring scheme

RadReach is an RCR collaboration with Widening Participation Medics Network (WPMN) aimed at encouraging under-represented groups to choose a career in clinical oncology or clinical radiology.

RadReach aims to encourage greater diversity and equity within our specialties through mentorship, advocacy and professional development.

RadReach mentoring scheme

The RCR has made a strong commitment to addressing inequality and improving inclusivity for the benefit of its members, Fellows, and ultimately, the patients they treat. The RadReach mentoring scheme aims to fundamentally transform training at an elemental level and offer continued support for final year medical students and/or foundation scheme doctors from a widening participation background.

All mentors and mentees will be paired through a matching process and formal training will be provided. Once matched, the commitment for mentors and mentees will be for one year. We suggest you have eight one-hour meetings over this period. The RCR Mentoring Team will check in with mentor and mentees throughout the year to offer support and answer queries.

Become a RadReach mentee

The mentoring scheme is suitable for final year medical students and foundation year doctors from a widening participation background. This includes those who: 

  • Are from a low socio-economic background
  • Attended a school with low progression into higher education
  • Are the first generation of their family to attend higher education
  • Are from an underrepresented ethnic group
  • Have a disability
  • Are care leavers
  • Are carers.

Visit the Widening Participation Medics Network for further information.

Benefits of mentoring

As a mentee, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Find out about life as a clinical radiologist or clinical oncologist
  • Receive impartial advice and guidance through a supportive relationship
  • Reflect on your practice and improve your self-confidence.

Become a RadReach mentor

Mentors would ideally be trainees who are members or Fellows of the RCR with a keen interest in widening participation.

Benefits of being a mentor

As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Enhance your skills in developing others
  • Gain invaluable insight into your own working situations through helping others
  • Contribute to improving diversity and equity within clinical radiology or clinical oncology
  • Make a difference to another person's life.

Mentoring workshops

Online mentoring workshops will take place on:

  • Monday 6 September 2021 from 12:00–14:00
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021 from 12:00–14:00

Applications are currently closed. If you have any questions, contact us at professionalservices@rcr.ac.uk