Name of the activity: Coach My Career

Country/NMO: Switzerland (swimsa)

Program: Medical Education Systems

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education on Career Choices for Medical Students (So you could label it Education, but it’s not about health issuses)

General description:

In Switzerland, many Students who leave university after finishing medschool dont know how to start into their residency. with a simple presentation in their class (takes 45-60min). The presentation touches on application, working rights, job interviews, etc.

Focus area:

Career support

Problem statement:

Students dont know what expects them after University. Career planning is often down to personal relations/people you know, and what they tell you.

Target groups:

Medical students

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students, Doctors

Objectives and indicators of success:

Our Key success indicators are attendance by students. Also, we have a side-program with the FMH, which offers coachings to students.

A success indicator would also be enrollments into the coachings offered by our partners (who have a non profit intention).

Objectives:

– a presentation per year in 4th/5th year classes across Switzerland.

– at least 5 enrollments per Uni per year into the career coachings by our partners

– 1 report per presentation in the swimsa newsletter

Methodology:

We organize a presentation in the 4th or 5th year of every University offering medical classes in Switzerland by a resident. The presentation lasts approx. 45minutes and touches on the most important topics of job application, working rights, etc.

Plans for evaluation:

Our Key success indicators are attendance by students. Also, we have a side-program with the (in the form) mentioned partners, which offers coachings to students. I did not mention it in the form because i thought it was too complicated to further explain it in there. A success indicator would also be enrollments into the coachings offered by our partners (who have a non profit intention). We are actively not planning on doing any types of surveys, as we want students to profit without having to turn anything in in return, also we want this activity to be easy to organize, and surveys would at least triple our work.

Objectives:

– a presentation per year in 4th/5th year classes across Switzerland.

– at least 5 enrollments per Uni per year into the career coachings by our partners

– 1 report per presentation in the swimsa newsletter

– Again, i do not want any surveys/evaluation forms for the students to be filled out, as i dont see it valuable for anyone.