The Royal College of Radiologists has launched RadReach, a new mentoring scheme in collaboration with Widening Participation Medics Network (WPMN). The scheme aims to encourage greater diversity and equity of opportunity within oncology and radiology through mentorship, advocacy and professional development.
Developed by Dr Jade Scott-Blagrove and Dr Anu Obaro, RadReach offers continued support for final year medical students and foundation scheme doctors from under-represented groups.
Dr Jade Scott-Blagrove, founder of WPMN, said:
“We are recruiting mentors who are passionate about widening participation to improve our workforce and the care our patients receive. Mentors will receive training and can be radiology and oncology registrars, Fellows and consultants. RadReach is not the usual mentoring scheme – RadReach is a long-term growing community.”
Mentees will receive impartial advice and guidance through a supportive relationship with a mentor. All mentors and mentees will be paired through a matching process and formal training will be provided.
Applications are open to become a RadReach mentor or mentee this September.
WPMN is charitable organisation founded in 2020 to support and advocate for aspiring and current medical students, as well as doctors from widening participation backgrounds. Read Dr Jade Scott-Blagrove’s blog to find out more.