Towards a Mentoring Culture 

 

Workshop organized by Academic Mentoring Program 

 

“Is there a leader in you? Essential leadership skills for tomorrow’s professionals” 

Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) of UCFM recognizes facilitation of career development of the junior academic staff through formal mentoring as a priority. Fourth facilitation session organized by AMP was held on 29th May 2017 in the Faculty Board Room, UCFM for a group of 60 young academics/researchers/clinicians from AMP, staff of UCFM, faculties and institutes of University of Colombo, Ministry of Health and other selected research/academic institutions.  A lecture discussion (by Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Director, Post graduate institute of management of USJP, and IPM lifetime gold award winner) and a panel discussion was held. Panelists were Prof. Meththika Vithanage (senior research fellow at IFS Kandy and TWAS-NSF young scientist award winner 2016), Dr. Shamitha Dassanayake (consultant physician at CSHW, Colombo and most innovative outstation physician 2013 ) and Dr. Dilantha Dharmagunewardana (Director/training at ERTU, MoH and best medical superintendent 2010).  Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe, Senior Professor of Medicine chaired the panel discussion.