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.



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

We are members of the network: Lived Diversity at the Charité