Mentees: Who can participate?

•    Ideally you will be in your first or second semester at the Charité.
•    You have an interest in the active creation of a mentoring relationship.
•    You have the desire and willingness to engage in further personal development.
•    You allot sufficient time to meet with your mentor.


We are especially pleased to welcome participants:

from abroad, those with nonacademic family backgrounds, international backgrounds, children, an additional professional job, as well as those with a chronic illness or debilitation.

You are here:

Mentors can answer various kinds of questions about the program and generally make themselves available to share their experiences:

  • How should I organize my studies at the Charité?
  • How do I find my way through the academic jungle?
  • Where can I get help during my studies when things are not working right?
  • How should I manage my time so that I can make the most of it?
  • Where do I receive important information about my studies?
  • Which electives are recommended?
  • Which books/videos/lecture notes are helpful?
  • Where does one find job listings for student assistant positions?
  • Where does one find listings for PhD and doctoral positions?
  • Where can one gain practical skills (experience with the Learning Center, etc.)?
  • How do I find a fellowship/a part-time job? How do I finance my studies?
  • How do I decide on the right field of study?
  • What is the nursing care internship and how can I get enrolled?
  • What is a clinical traineeship? What kinds of possibilities exist for clinical traineeships?
  • Sharing experience about clinical traineeships (especially those performed abroad)
  • In which department should I do my clinical traineeship?
  • In which clinic/practice/institution should I do my clinical traineeship?
  • Where and how can I get my nursing care internship and clinical traineeship accredited?
  • Sharing experience about the Erasmus semester abroad program (Where? When? How can I apply? Where do I find information about this?)
  • Where can one study/work on the Charité campus?
  • What should I do after I finish my studies?
  • And what does the Charité have to offer besides studying?
  • Sharing experience about exams
  • How are exams administered (including MC, oral qualifying exams, 3D-MC, OSCE)? How did other students experience them? And how does one prepare for them in the best way possible?

Some of the advantages for you as a mentee are the following:

  • A better introduction to academics at the Charité
  • Useful tips for organizing one's studies
  • Minimizing stress at the beginning of one's studies and during exam periods
  • Knowledge about institutions and guidance services that are there to provide support during times of difficulty