The mentorship model is a mentor-led clinical experience that provides a focused introduction to the Canadian workplace environment. It allows the IEPT, through both observation and participation, to gain knowledge of and exposure to the role and scope of practice of a physiotherapist, and the continuum of care within the Alberta health system.
A mentor is different from a preceptor or clinical supervisor. The Canadian Nurses Association Achieving Excellence in Professional Practice – a Guide to Preceptorship explains that mentorship “is less instructional, focuses less on supervision and assessment of performance and more on positively influencing through role modeling and guidance”. Become a Mentor